Whats in Season? Strawberries
- Strawberries are known for their sweet, fragrant flavours and synonymous with summer.
- They're best enjoyed on their own as a snack or used in sauces, coulis, jams and desserts.
- They're really easy to grow, visit the RHS website for tips.
Strawberries are high in vitamin C and low in calories. Including many fruits like strawberries in your diet will help you to stay healthy as they are naturally low in calories and fat. Evidence shows eating five portions of fruit and veg a day can help reduce the risk of heart attacks, stroke and obesity.
Seven strawberries = one of your five a day.
How to prepare
Look for the bright, plump, shiny strawberries with no mushy or discoloured parts. Larger strawberries have a higher water content so the small to medium sizes are best for flavour. It's best not to wash them before use as they absorb water very easily which effects the flavour.
Strawberries are a great addition to yogurts or porridge* at breakfast or fantastic pancake* topping. To use them in sauces, chop them up small or use frozen strawberries, add some sugar and water and boil. Leave to cool, either blend and sieve or use as is over ice creams and other deserts. They can be used in cheesecakes, trifles, tarts and many more sweet treats.
*Please check the Food and Drink Information for suitable products.
We have pulled together some of our delicious recipes using strawberries for you to try below. Alternatively search our recipe collection for more inspiration.
Jane Devonshire's Strawberry, Rhubarb and Vanilla cake
Strawberry & Green Olive Piquant Salad
Strawberry Sherry Trifle
Fresh Strawberry Sponge
Honey and Lime Scotch Pancakes with Strawberry Compote and Mascarpone
Vanilla and Basil Panacotta with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries and Strands of Golden Sugar