Facts About Strawberries

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  • Strawberries are the only fruit that have their seeds on the outside, the average strawberry has a whopping 200 seeds.
  • Strawberries are planted during the months of September and October. Strawberry plants are handpicked after every three days. This is the time required for a strawberry to change its color from white to red. On picking, they are cooled and delivered to the markets in refrigeration.
  • Strawberries belong to order Rosales, family Rosaceae and genus Fragaria. The word, ‘fragaria’ comes from the Latin word meaning fragrant. Italians call strawberries by the name ‘Fragola’.
  • Strawberries are not fruits. They are enlarged receptacles of the flowers and are hence known as a secondary fruit.
  • Strawberries are low in fat content and calorie. They are rich in vitamin C, fiber, folic acid as well as potassium.
  • They can reduce the risk of cancers and heart attacks. Strawberry intake helps in the reduction of systolic blood pressure. Fresh juice from strawberry pulp helps in recovering from fever. Strawberry juice, if combined with honey can reduce inflammation. It has a curative effect on sunburns.
  • One cup of strawberries contains 21% of manganese, which in addition to offering life support to your bones and preventing cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis and hypertension, can help fight the battle against free radicals.
  • California has around 700 strawberry growers and it produces strawberries on over 20,000 acres of land every year.
  • A 100g serving of strawberries will serve you for just 50 calories.
  • Eight strawberries have more vitamin C than an orange, that’s 140% of our daily recommended amount.

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