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Flavoring: Strawberries in Meyer Lemon Syrup

Updated on May 27, 2013
Ingredients for strawberries in Meyer lemon syrup
Ingredients for strawberries in Meyer lemon syrup | Source

Are Strawberries a Super-food?

Strawberries are high in antioxidants and flavonoid phyto-chemicals called anthocyanins and ellagic acid. Because of this strawberries have potential health benefits against cancer, aging and inflammation.

Strawberries are high in Vitamin C as well as B-Complex vitamins. Vitamin V helps against infections and colds. B-complex vitamins help the body metabolize fat.

Strawberries have Vitamins A and E, which help the body's defense against free radicals and ageing.

Strawberries also contain a lot of potassium – not as much as bananas, but plenty. Potassium help with heart rate and controlling blood pressure. Also, if you suffer from muscle twitching, lack of potassium may be one of the culprits.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 2 min
Ready in: 7 min
Yields: 1 servinge = 1/4c strawberries

Luxe flavoring? Easy topping?

5 stars from 1 rating of Strawberries in Meyer Lemon Syrup

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c strawberries, sliced
  • 2 T Meyer lemon juice, ~ 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 tsp. sugar
The first step in making strawberries in Meyer lemon syrup.
The first step in making strawberries in Meyer lemon syrup. | Source

Instructions

  1. Place sliced strawberries in a bowl.
  2. Sprinkle with sugar.
  3. Pour Meyer lemon juice over strawberries. Mix until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Refrigerate several hours; overnight is best.

Uses

The strawberries make a rich topping. Use them over pound cake with fresh whipped cream for a luxe take on strawberry shortcake. Layer them with cookies and crème fraîche for a parfait. I like to make breakfast more delectable by piling the strawberries on top of ricotta-topped waffles.

The Meyer lemon syrup serves as a delicious topping. Drizzle it over cheesecake. Flavor iced tea for a fresh fruit tea. My favorite use is as an additive to Meyer Lemon Sparkler.

The Meyer Lemon

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Meyer vs. Regular Lemons from Produce Geek

What's a Meyer lemon?

Meyer lemons feature a richer flavor than a regular lemon. They taste a little like a tangelo but are somewhat more acidic. They are also packed with juice. If you have grown addicted to the deep flavor of Meyer lemons, as I have, and do not live in a temperate climate – Colorado girl here – then you have to enjoy this delicacy in an abbreviated season: December to March. I have found Meyer lemons at Whole Foods and at Sprouts.


Frank N. Meyer identified these lemons in 1908, and lent them his name, obviously. It is a hybrid, likely between a lemon and an orange, perhaps a Mandarin. Their color is certainly deeper than a regular lemon. Their skin is also much thinner, making it easy to identify the juiciest of this already juicy fruit.

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    • nArchuleta profile imageAUTHOR

      Nadia Archuleta 

      5 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      If you try it, let me know what you did with the strawberries. Thanks for stopping by!

    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 

      5 years ago from USA

      This looks good. We have an abundance of strawberries right now and are always looking for creative uses for them. I enjoyed your quiz.

    • nArchuleta profile imageAUTHOR

      Nadia Archuleta 

      5 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      It's addictive -- and a great preservative.

    • moonlake profile image

      moonlake 

      5 years ago from America

      This sounds good. I have never used lemon juice on my strawberries but why not. Voted up.

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