The Strawberry fruit was mentioned in Ancient Roman literature in reference to its Medicinal use. Ancient Romans used the Berries to treat Everything from Depression to fever and sore throats.
Strawberry come from a Plant called ‘Fragaria’ and are members of the Rose family.
Strawberry word has its Origin from Old English words ‘Steowberie’ or ‘Streawbelige’.
Strawberries aren’t True berries like Blueberries or Even grapes. Technically, a Berry has its Seeds on the inside.
Strawberries are the only Fruit that wear their Seeds on the Outside. There are about 200 seeds on an Average strawberry.
Strawberries are not only Red. There are Yellow, Blue, White, Black, Purple strawberries too. Some strawberries are of Apple size.
There are 33 calories in 100 grams of Strawberries.
Strawberries mainly consist of Water 91% and Carbohydrates 7.7%. They contain only Minor amounts of Fat 0.3% and Protein 0.7%.
The Heaviest strawberry Weighs 250 g, which was Grown by Koji Nakao, Japan and was Weighed in Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan, on 28 January 2015.
Strawberries are Grown in Every single U.S. state and Canadian province.
There is a Museum in Belgium dedicated to Strawberries. In the Gift shop at Le Musée de la Fraise, you can Buy everything from Strawberry jam to strawberry beer.
A Royal lady of Napoleon’s court by name Madame Tallien used to Bathe with Fresh strawberry juice once a year. One-time bathing took 22 pounds of Strawberries.
Native Americans ate strawberries long before European settlers arrived. As Spring’s first fruit, they were a Treat, eaten freshly Picked or Baked into cornbread.
In France, where they are Believed to be an Aphrodisiac, Strawberries are Served to newlyweds at traditional Wedding breakfasts in the form of a Creamy sweet soup.
Research suggests that People who load up on Strawberries before Exercising have Greater endurance and Burn more calories.
Strawberries are believed to help Reduce the risk of Heart disease and certain cancers. They are Low in calories and High in vitamins C, B6, K, fiber, folic acid, potassium and amino acids.
The Health benefits of Strawberries include Improved eye care, Proper brain function, Relief from high blood pressure, Arthritis, Gout and various Cardiovascular diseases.
It is Believed that Strawberry Shortcake was developed by the Colonists by modifying an Indian recipe that created ‘Strawberry bread’ by Mixing and then Baking crushed strawberries with Cornmeal.
Strawberries can also be Pickled. Especially when picked Green or Unripe.
Strawberries are Eaten either fresh or in such prepared foods as Preserves, Fruit juice, Pies, Ice creams, Milkshakes and Chocolates.
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