A member of the rose family, strawberries are lauded for being a bio-available source of vitamin C, polyphenols, and ellagic acid that boost the immune system and aid in collagen-production essential for youthful skin. Interestingly enough, strawberries are widely considered to be the first fruits to ripen in the spring, making them convenient harvest markers. Since strawberries do not ripen further after being picked, the flavor of these fruits heavily relies on the conditions and level of ripeness when harvested


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