Interesting strawberry facts

December 7, 2009 | In: Food facts

There are over 20 named species of strawberry plants.

Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring.

Strawberries are low fat, low calorie; high in vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, potassium. One cup of strawberries is only 55 calories.

On the average, there are 200 tiny seeds in every strawberry.

Native American Indians called strawberries “heart-seed berries”.

There are approximately 700 strawberry growers in California producing fruit on over 20,000 acres annually.

Some people consider strawberries as a symbol of Venice, the Goddess of Love.

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.

There is a museum dedicated to strawberries in Belgium.

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1 Response to Interesting strawberry facts


Jodi Reinman

December 7th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Just passing by and wanted to let you know about a few corrections about your strawberry facts: There are approximately 600 strawberry growers, shippers and processors in California. Regarding acreage, California is the largest producer of strawberries with nearly 38,000 acres. Thanks for posting strawberry facts!

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