10 Healthy And Interesting Facts About Strawberries
Strawberries are a tasty and delightful fruit that nearly everyone has grown to love. The fruit is used in a variety of desserts, drinks, and other dishes — or you can just eat them as a standalone treat. There are museums and festivals dedicated to this little fruit. Besides the obvious tasty treat, there are some interesting facts as well as health benefits of strawberries that many people may not know about. Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about strawberries, and maybe this’ll make you want to go and get a punnet!
They’re Not Berries
Strawberries are actually not considered to be true berries since their seeds are on the outside. Real berries have seeds inside of them.
Strawberries are a member of the rose family since they are a flowering plant.
They are the only fruit whose seeds grow on the outside. Each seed on the strawberry is considered to be its own separate fruit. There are about 200 seeds in one strawberry.
Belgium has its own museum dedicated to strawberries. You can buy anything strawberry flavored from jam to even strawberry beer.
The sweetness and flavor of a strawberry depends on the weather and the stage of ripeness when they are harvested.
The fruit has a high level of nitrate, which helps increase oxygen and blood flow to the muscles.
In France, strawberries are considered to be an aphrodisiac. They’re traditionally served to newlyweds at breakfast in the form of a sweet, creamy strawberry soup.
There are a wide variety of strawberries available across the world. The garden berry is the one we typically get from our grocery stores. The pineberry is white and tastes like pineapple.
Strawberries are low in calories but are high in vitamins K, B6, C, potassium, folic acid, fiber and amino acids. This ultimately helps reduce the risk of heart disease.
When you think of vitamin c, the main fruit that comes to mind is probably oranges. Strawberries actually have a higher dosage of vitamin C than oranges have.