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Nature’s Candy

Topping - Strawberries and BlueberriesBerries are like nature’s candy. A cup of strawberries has just 50 calories, while 2 cookies (of about the same weight as the strawberries) contain 160 calories and 8 grams of fat!  Freeze strawberries and eat them right out of the freezer for a delicious icy treat.
Most berries contain potassium, which keeps your blood pressure low. For every cup of berries you eat, you’ll also be getting 2-3 grams of fiber. That’s a boost for your heart!  Plus, berries are full of phytochemicals that may help you lower your risk of cancer.  Feeling a snack attack sneaking up?  Enjoy Florida strawberries, which are arriving in grocery stores now.

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