Thursday, May 24, 2012

Strawberries

I'm allergic to strawberries, or at least that's what I've believed for years. Each time I ate them in the past, my mouth would break out and it seemed to move to my stomach. So I avoided them like the pox.
Then Jilda read something in one of her women's magazines that said that the pesticides that are commonly used on strawberries that might have been the culprit.
I planted strawberries in one of our containers this spring. I thought, what the heck? I'll eat a few and if my mouth breaks out, I'll feed them to the birds.
Ast it turns out, the article was right. I've eaten a ton of strawberries so far and I haven't had the first issue.
Dang, if I'd know this, I'd have been growing my own strawberries the whole time.
Every day is a school day.

9 comments:

  1. What sort of nasty chemicals are being used?!?! That's awful! Poor you!! Poor strawberries! Bad chemicals! :-(

    Take care
    x

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  2. I can't imagine life without strawberries. They were in my breakfast protein shake.

    Love,
    Janie

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  3. Interesting. That's why I try to grow my own strawberries, but something always happens that prevent me from doing it. This is a good reminder to keep trying.

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  4. I spose I am fortunate. I have never had issues with eating anything. I suppose if you are allergic to something it's good it's something you should'nt be eating anyway.

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  5. this is why pesticides should be avoided if at all possible...so many people are sickened by them and think it's the fruit or vegetable!

    so ;) you are now able to enjoy strawberries!

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  6. I have been blessed with no allergies. BUT your post makes me wonder about all of the allergies showing up in our children and grownups. Perhaps it is not the peanuts after all??? (fill in peanuts with anything) I bet they tasted wonderful.. Hello from T-Town.have a great Memorial Day!!!

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  7. I am glad that you are able to enjoy Strawberries. They are natures gift.

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  8. I am glad that you are able to enjoy Strawberries. They are natures gift.

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  9. Grow your own is best always. I have it on good authority (don't you just love that phrase?) that strawberries are one of the fruits most likely to absorb and retain pesticides - have to say that bit of info makes me think twice about buying shop strawberries.

    ms Soup

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