If you had to choose only one item to eat organic, the strawberry should be it. It is 91% water, which means it is absorbing moisture from every source it can as it grows. If that moisture also contains pesticides or herbicides, those toxins are being absorbed into the flesh of the berry right along with the water. This is true for other berries, and for things like celery and peppers with high water content.
But because strawberries are very susceptible to pest attacks, they are among the most sprayed items in the grocery store. Avoid conventional ones, and eat the organic ones to keep these toxins out of your body.
They go great with spinach. Check out our favorite salads and other strawberry recipes.
Strawberries are high in vitamins A, C, and some of the B-complex. They are a sweet source of fiber and are considered to be a spring tonic, nourishing and detoxifying to the spleen and pancreas.
They seem to have a tranquilizing effect! Maybe that’s just psychological, but this is why their scent is used for surgical gloves for dentists and masks for children’s anesthesia.