Strawberries provide an excellent source of vitamin C, a good source of folate and 4 grams of fiber, all for 50 calories per cup! One serving of strawberries can help improve heart healthy, lower the risk of developing some cancers and lower blood pressure. Summer squash is a rich source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, magnesium, fiber, folate, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium and Vitamin B6. The nutrients in summer squash help lower cholesterol, guard against asthma, strengthen teeth and bones, and reduce blood pressure and aids in eye development.
Produce Tip: When buying strawberries, look for shiny, bright red berries. The color should be a vibrant red. The calyx, the leaves at the top of the stem, should be green and fresh, with no browning. Choose small to medium-sized summer squash (6-8 inches in length, 2 or less inches in diameter) with shiny, bright yellow skin. It should be firm and feel heavy for its size.
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