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Thursday, 17 July 2014 00:57

Bring home the sweetness of California strawberries

Summer is peak strawberry season and the perfect time to enjoy one of America's favorite fruits.

While available year-round, California strawberries are most plentiful from May through August with the state producing nearly 90 percent of strawberries grown in the entire country. Not only are strawberries delicious, these pretty red gems also offer many health benefits. In fact, eating just eight medium size strawberries a day may improve heart and brain health, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of some cancers.

Sweet additions

California strawberries are versatile, making them ideal additions to summer dishes.

"Fresh, seasonal ingredients bring flavorful bursts to recipes at my restaurants and home," said Brian Malarkey, celebrity chef, restaurateur and spokesperson for the California Strawberry Commission. "I love incorporating the natural taste of strawberries in both sweet and savory dishes for an unexpected hint of sweetness."

From fresh fish and salads to lemonade and even barbecue sauce, just add strawberries to give any meal scrumptious summer flavor. For additional recipes by Chef Malarkey and more, visit

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Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 01:00