You think of red, sweetness, heavenly, delicious, romance …
How much more do you know about the fruit?

Strawberries Fun Facts:

  • The straw “berry” we eat is not a berry or even a fruit; it is the enlarged receptacle of the flower.
  • Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds (about 200) on the outside.
  • They are a member of the Rose family.
  • Strawberries are grown in every state in the US and every province in Canada. California produces 80% of the strawberries in US.
  • Ancient Romans believed that strawberries alleviated symptoms of melancholy, flawing, all inflammations, fevers, throat infections, kidney stones, bad breath, attacks of gout, and diseases of the blood, liver and spleen … just about everything.
  • The current version is a hybrid of North American and Chilean wild strawberries, developed by the French in the 18th century.
  • A museum dedicated this wonderful fruit is located in the strawberry-growing town of Wepion, Belgium. 

Strawberries Nutritional value:

Strawberries is rich in potassium, which assists in muscle contracting and in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance in body cells. Its folic acid, a critical vitamin for pregnant woman (for brain development of baby) is one of the highest among fruits. A cup of strawberries has more Vitamin C than an orange!
Here is the easiest an great way to take the fruit – besides the wonderful vitamins and minerals from strawberries, you’ll get lots of calcium from the milk and yogurt. Enjoy!