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.