It’s difficult to resist a perfectly ripe strawberry, isn’t it? In fact, they’re one of the most popular berry fruits in the world – but did you know it’s not just the sweet red part that’s good for us?

Atop each juicy strawberry is a leafy top, called the calyx. Each year, tons of strawberry tops are discarded and chucked away as waste. But this humble leafy crown is actually edible, and may hold the key to unlocking some exciting health benefits.

This isn’t just a nutrition issue either, but a question of waste – which is a hot topic right now. Three major WRAP studies, published in 2013 and 2016, estimated that 85% of avoidable food waste arises in households and food manufacture