It's Strawberry Time!
Strawberries are the most popular berry fruit in the world and the United States is the largest producer of these berries worldwide. Although they have now become available pretty much year round, strawberries are at their best during the Spring and mid Summer months. And, when a key item is in its peak season, it's always nice to have a few good talking points to share with you customers, as well as a nice POS sign to draw some attention to your display. Well, we're here to provide both. By clicking here or on the image below, you can download a PDF file of the sign and have it to use in your department. The talking points are below, beneath the image of the sign.
- When selecting organic strawberries look for fruit that appears fairly ripe as strawberries do not ripen once they have been harvested. Make sure the berries are plump with a full red color. Avoid strawberries that have a dull color as they tend not be as sweet and are often tart.
- Organic strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, potassium, folate, magnesium and B Vitamins . They are also a very good source of dietary fiber, iodine and omega-3 fatty acids. Additionally, Strawberries contain many beneficial phytonutrients that are believed to promote good health.
- According to studies by the Environmental Working Group, strawberries that are grown using conventional farming methods are typically shown to be in the top 12 foods that have the highest levels of pesticide residue. If you want to avoid these risks but still enjoy strawberries, eating organic strawberries is your best option. Enjoy this strawberry season and think organic!