Flavor of the Month: Bananas and Strawberries
Nothing sums up spring more than the start of the strawberry season. And even though we can get these delicious little fruits all year round here in Southern California, they’re especially sweet at this time of year. At Little Foodie Club we blend strawberries with bananas and mint for a purée that is not just delightfully fresh tasting, but also good for baby’s development as it’s rich in potassium, vitamin C and manganese, great for strengthening baby’s muscles, bones and immune system. It's one of those flavors that a lot of our parents like to finish off if their babies leave any.
And did you know that strawberries actually aren't berries at all? That's right strawberries are not really berries and neither are raspberries, but watermelons, pumpkins, bananas, and avocados are. While we've tended to define berries as any small edible fruit, the official definition of a berry is "a fleshy fruit produced from a single ovary." By this definition, oranges, kumquats, blueberries, and even tomatoes can be considered part of the berry family.