In Roman times, the strawberry was a symbol for Venus, the Goddess of Love, because of its heart shape and red color. But it makes for more than just a pretty plate - according to an article written last year in the Wall Street Journal, "Strawberries have the potential to prevent esophageal cancer...researchers, led by Ohio State University, were able to show that freeze-dried strawberries slowed the growth of dysplastic, or precancerous, lesions in about 30 people who consumed the fruit for six months." Slice them up and dry them in the oven at 200 degrees for 3 hours and you will marvel at this tasty, healthy and valentine's day festive snack for the entire family.