During strawberry production, every plant is picked every third day. The acids in the fruit help to remove stains. Roughly 27,000 kilos of strawberries are eaten during the Wimbledon Championships, together with 7,000 litres of cream.
Facts About Strawberry
- California strawberry facts show that there are 24,500 acres of strawberries planted in the state.
- Americans eat 3.4 pounds of fresh strawberries each year plus another 1.8 pounds frozen per capita.
- Strawberries are a member of the rose family.
- “Strawberry” is the second most popular natural flavor. It is second only to “chocolate”.
- They are also full of flavonoids, which form part of the strawberry’s red colour. They are known to
help reduce cholesterol from clogging up the heart’s arteries.
- There is a museum in Belgium just for strawberries.
- In medieval times strawberries were regarded as an aphrodisiac and soup made of strawberries, borage and
a soured cream was traditionally served to newly-weds at their wedding breakfast
- Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring.
- To symbolize perfection and righteousness, medieval stone masons carved strawberry designs on altars and
around the tops of pillars in churches and cathedrals
- Strawberries are full of a special substance called ellagic acid which can help fight cancers.
- The ancient Romans believed that strawberries alleviated symptoms of melancholy, fainting, all
inflammations, fevers, throat infections, kidney stones, bad breath, attacks of gout, and diseases of the blood, liver and spleen.
- In medieval times, strawberries were served at important functions to bring peace & prosperity.
- Over 53 percent of seven to nine-year-olds picked strawberries as their favorite fruit.
- Strawberries can also be white or yellow and some can even taste like pineapples.
- The Latin name for the famous everyday strawberry is Fragaria Ananassa.
- Eight medium sized strawberries have more Vitamin C than an orange
- In the sixteenth century strawberries were sold in cone-shaped straw baskets thus becoming one of the
earliest packaged foods
- Strawberries were cultivated by the Romans as early as 200 BC
- The American colonists created strawberry shortcake.
- Strawberries are low fat, low calorie; high in vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, potassium
- Folk lore states that if you split a double strawberry in half and share it with the opposite sex, you’ll
soon fall in love.
- A 100g serving of strawberries will serve you for just 50 calories
- In France, Strawberries were thought to be an aphrodisiac. A soup made of strawberries, thinned sour cream,
borage, & powered sugar was served to newlyweds.
- In parts of Bavaria, country folk still practice the annual rite each spring of tying small baskets of wild
strawberries to the horns of their cattle as an offering to elves.They believe that the elves, are passionately fond of strawberries, will help to produce healthy calves and an abundance of milk in return.
- The average strawberry has 200 seeds.
- Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
- Madame Tallien, a prominent figure at the court of an Emperor Napoleon, was famous for bathing
in the juice of fresh strawberries. She used 22 pounds per basin. Needless to say, she did not bathe daily.
- The word strawberry comes from the Old English words “streowberie” or “streawbelige”. There are a few theories about how they got their name. The “straw” bit could come from the straw that was used to keep the strawberries fresh, or it could come from “strewed”, which means to spread wide.
- Ninety-four percent of US households consume strawberries.
- Strawberries, as part of a 5 a day fruit & vegetable program, can help reduce the risk of cancer &