Strawberries’ Healthy History

April 28, 2019

The ancient Romans looked at the simple strawberry and believed it was more than just a sweet fruit.  They would “administer” the strawberry to treat gout and digestive problems.  It seems the Romans were onto something, but may have had the wrong part of the plant.  They were primarily using the leafy part for medicinal purposes, but in the 16th and 17th centuries the berries were shown to have benefit for gout!  Today, we all simply love the sweet & tart pop we get from fresh strawberries.  But don’t overlook the health benefits.  Strawberries have 58 mg of Vitamin C.  Almost your entire daily value!  Packed with anti-oxidants, and more importantly lots of flavor, we all love a fresh strawberry…and you’re going to love how easy they are to “pick.”  Pick up a 16 ounce container for free this week only, with your $15 purchase at Fresh Madison Market.