The Irony Of Strawberries.

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  1. Bilby

    Bilby Lifetime Supporter and Freerangertarian Super Moderator

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    Strawberries out of a can taste far more like strawberries should taste like than fresh ones from the shop. Best thing I guess is to grow your own.
     
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  2. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

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    When it comes to strawberries, they need to be picked when they're at their peak. Otherwise you're just wasting your money. The same goes for all berries (and all fruit for that matter), especially blackberries. When blackberries are picked at the height of their season, they are absolutely incredible. Any other time I could take them or leave them.
     
  3. Irminsul

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    Aren't canned fruits like this highly coated in sugary syrup? I know blackberries and cherries are, I'd assume strawberries too?
     
  4. SpacemanSpiff

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    can't beat the fresh ones right off the farm...we have lots of "pick your own" farms here...and they cant charge for the ones in your stomach when you leave :beatnik:
     
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  5. deleted

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    I chop up my strawberries and put them in a glass bowl, add a tablespoon of sugar and stir, in a few hours they are soft and mushy like canned but very bright red. and not the dingy pink from a can..
     
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  6. Tyrsonswood

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    Canned strawberries always tasted like those ones that sat around too long and started to spoil.


    Store bought strawberries are grown for size, not flavor.
     
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  7. kristjanCanada

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    Most Strawberry growers use LOTS of pesticide. 90% are grown in California . On one test a single sample of strawberries contained 13 different pesticides. In 2012 they did cancel the use of cancer-causing strawberry pesticide methyl iodide in the US. They still use pesticides with names like methyl bromide, chloropicrin, and Telone (1,3-D), these fumigants are linked to cancer, hormone disruption, and developmental problems in children,

    I have not found any in the average supermarket that are any good. Source local and organic.
     
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  8. secret_thinker

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    I've never eaten canned strawberries nor do I want to. We have a great pick your own place here must go soon now that it's warming up.
     
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  9. Bilby

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    In the garden of my family home wild strawberries would along the brick and in the local woods. The fruit was only the size of a baby pea. They certainly had flavour and no sugar was required.
     
  10. JaneLove

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    I haven't tried canned strawberries... When it's not the season, I usually eat strawberry jam.
     
  11. morrow

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    Strawberries are themselves high in sugar, you should never eat lots!
     
  12. ~Zen~

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    Yes indeed, and most folks don't know that drinking lots of fruit juice isn't exactly great for you :)

    But fresh strawberries are a delight in just about any form if you haven't had one in awhile...

    I never had a canned one! (knowingly) But perhaps in a store bought pie... Marie Calender's probably does that now to think of it... I haven't had one of those in 15 years, thankfully.
     
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  13. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

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    No they are not. They have less sugar than fruits like apples and bananas.
     
  14. morrow

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    Have you noticed how many strawberries are in the same weight as an apple?

    Portions of fruits are different weights, some fruit weights are heavier

    Strawberries are like grapes, the size of the portions tend to be smaller because of the weight, so can look less per portion.

    But all fruit has a lot of sugar in, so if your on a low, or no sugar diet, fruit should be eaten carefully, same as fruit juice,s.
     
  15. NoxiousGas

    NoxiousGas Old Fart

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    actually strawberries are not very irony;

    Iron Content of Strawberries

    Strawberries contains .40 milligrams of iron per 100 grams. Grams is a measure of weight. To put 100 grams in perspective, consider alternative measures for this food:
    • 1 cup equals 152 grams.
    • 1 cup equals 232 grams.
    In the category of fruit, we excluded dried fruit from the Top 10 list and include only fresh fruit. You can assume that if the fresh version made the top 10 list, so too would the dried version.The food tested for the particular graph below can be described more specifically as:
    Strawberries, raw
    Read more about iron in fruit or visit our iron-rich foods list.
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    Strawberries and Iron Absorption
    Strawberries themselves are low in iron but they make an important contribution to your iron absorption. The Vitamin C in strawberries (about 100 milligrams per cup of strawberries according to the USDA) actually helps you absorb the iron in plant-based foods such as nuts, seeds, grains, and beans. You will absorb more iron in those foods if you eat them along with a high Vitamin C food like strawberries. Breakfast cereal is a good example. You can have a hot breakfast cereal from a high-iron grain like quinoa or teff (prepared as we suggest on our iron rich foods tips page) and combine it with a high Vitamin C food like strawberries to improve your absorption of iron in the grain. In this way, strawberries can make an important contribution to your iron absorption.
    Fruit as a food group is not a great iron source but it can have an important role in your body’s ability to metabolize iron. Fruit often is packed with vitamin C which will actually help you absorb the iron better in plant-based food items; strawberries are rich in vitamin C, with 58.8 milligrams in 100 grams of strawberries.
    As an example, you may wish to combine vine ripened tomatoes and bell peppers with a grain-based main dish or with a bean-based dish to help you absorb more of the iron in your whole meal. A fresh cantaloupe dessert with a meal would help as well because of the fruit’s content of vitamin C. A glass of fruit juice is another an excellent plan. Explore more about how these vitamin C foods reduce the effect of iron blockers in your diet even though they contain little or virtually no iron in their own right.
     
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  16. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

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    Even when you factor in the weight, there is far less sugar in strawberries. There is 47 grams of sugar on average in a lb of apples, as opposed to 22 grams of sugar in a lb of strawberries.
     
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  17. Irminsul

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    I like dried apricots. :)
     
  18. ~Zen~

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    I love this discussion... how ironic indeed that the topic is now Iron content...laughing heartily at that one :b0206: :b0204: :b0206: :b0204: :b0201:
     
  19. morrow

    morrow Visitor

    Your right, the restriction on strawberries is something i got wrong, it's quite another reason, but hey, you were right, far less sugar!
     
  20. Moonglow181

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    I used to collect all things strawberries......strawberry oil perfume was the best....lol
    I have the Strawberry shortcake dolls....old style and neo type, also....They each smell like their name....raspberry, lemon, blueberry, etc.
    I love to eat all kinds of berries....Berries are happy food......
    favorite berry...hmmmm...I don't know really.


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