Friday, April 2, 2010

Strawberry Freezer Jam!!

Every year we look forward to "strawberry season", our favorite is making and sharing strawberry freezer jam. I made six batches of the yummy red scrumptious goo. There really should be something wrong with 2 cups of strawberries to 4 cups of sugar. But we love it!! (The best is on homemade bread! Okay, I made the jam anyone have the bread? :-)



 (a little piece of heaven)
Strawberry Trivia 
Here are some fun food trivia facts about strawberries that you can use as conversation starters..."Did you know that...."

• Strawberries are a member of the rose family (they are not "technically" berries)
 • Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside; an average strawberry has about 200 seeds.
 • One acre of land planted with strawberry plants produces about 50,000 pounds of strawberries
 • Fresh Strawberries were once used as toothpaste, as the strawberry juice helped in cleansing discolored tooth.
 • Supposedly if you break a strawberry into two and share it with some one then you will fall in love with each other
 • Strawberries were once avoided by pregnant women because it was believed that their children would be born with strawberry birth marks.
 • The ancient Romans believed that strawberries alleviated symptoms of depression, fainting, inflammation, fevers, throat infections, kidney stones, bad breath, gout, and diseases of the blood, liver and spleen.
 • Strawberries are rich in fiber. Strawberries are second only to blueberries when it comes to antioxidants in fruits. Strawberries offer more Vitamin C than any other berry.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

I haven't made strawberry jam in years, but homemade is so much better. I'll have to try it again.

Your post is making my mouth water!