Fresh, red, ripe strawberries are one of those special fruits that can be enjoyed year around. Fresh strawberries are used in many types of foods including ice creams, jams, jellies, syrups, confections, and baked goods. The pharmaceutical industry use strawberries for their extraordinarily rich flavor, taste, and color. They can also be consumed fresh. All fruits, particularly berries and those with exotic colors, are rich in antioxidants, which means they are a great benefit to your health and provide protection to your organs from toxic substances in your body.