East or West, Strawberries are the best! Here's why.


East or West, Strawberries are the best! 

Have you wondered why our chocolates are premium and a better choice? The core ingredient of our chocolate is strawberry, and strawberries are beneficial in many ways! 

Facts

The strawberry, Fragaria is one of the most popular berries in the world and has about 10 different kinds of species of Fragaria that differs from each other in taste, size and texture yet they all have the same appearance, heart-shaped with red flesh and seeded coat with small leaves and stems. 

Nutritional value 

Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamins C and K as well as providing a good dose of fiber, folic acid, manganese, and potassium. They also contain significant amounts of phytonutrients and flavonoids which makes strawberries bright red. They have been used throughout history in a medicinal context to help with digestive ailments, teeth whitening, and skin irritations. Their fiber and fructose content may help regulate blood sugar levels by slowing digestion and the fiber is thought to have a satiating effect. Leaves can be eaten raw, cooked or used to make tea. 

● Calories: 32 

● Water: 91% 

● Protein: 0.7 grams 

● Carbs: 7.7 grams 

● Sugar: 4.9 grams 

● Fiber: 2 grams 

● Fat: 0.3 grams 

History 

Strawberries have a lot of history. They have been enjoyed since Roman times. It was a native fruit in many parts of the world and hundreds of varieties of strawberries exist due to the cross-breeding techniques. In 1714, a french engineer commissioned to Chile and Peru observed that the strawberries native to those regions were much larger than those found in Europe. That's when he decided this needs to go out in the world and so he brought back the same of this strawberry to cultivate in France. The end result was a large, sweet and juicy hybrid which is known to be the modern garden strawberry, which gained popularity in Europe. 

How to choose the perfect berry 

While you choose your berries, there are a few things you need to follow. Look for berries that are firm, plump, unblemished and free of damages. They should have a shiny, deep red color body and a bright green clean cap attached. The strawberries should not be stored. Once picked, it should be consumed or else it becomes dull if it is stored for a long time. Berries need to be handled with a lot of care. 

Safety note: It might surprise a few people to know that strawberries are a common allergen. Although it is not a common allergy, people can be allergic to strawberries. The symptoms of a strawberry allergy range from mild to very severe. Having a strawberry allergy means that a person's immune system reacts badly to a specific protein that is present in this fruit. Heating strawberries will distort the proteins in them, so some people with a strawberry allergy may be able to eat cooked strawberries. Generally, the most common symptoms are experienced in the mouth and throat - tingling, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. Although the white strawberry variety is known to contain less of the allergen, they are best avoided if you experience a strawberry allergy 

Why Us 

With this beautiful fruit, we use the best quality chocolate (Read our blog on “How to choose the right bar of chocolate for your recipe?”) to make our chocolate-dipped strawberries. We handpick our berries carefully and use chocolates from Ghirardelli Chocolate Company to create this beautiful symphony between strawberries and chocolate. Cleanliness is one of our priorities so that the best hand-dipped chocolate-covered strawberries reach you. Our chocolate covered strawberries are made with a lot of love, attention, and care, they are always fresh and luscious. 

If you are looking to show your affection towards your loved ones, our chocolate covered strawberries are the best way to express your feelings. 


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