Growing up, we were all told to eat oranges when we feel a cold coming on, or in general during the winter to keep colds and flu at bay.

Now researchers know that a single serving of strawberries, about 8 strawberries, provide us with more vitamin C than an orange. This is great news for children and those people who, for health reasons, must avoid acidic foods. Strawberries are also surprisingly high in fibre, low in sugar and an excellent source of manganese and potassium.

Do make sure that you stock up now while strawberries are in great supply to see you through the coming winter months when strawberries are difficult to find, and more expensive should you find them in stores. The good news is that research has shown that freezing or drying strawberries has no calculable effect on the nutritional value of the fruit.