Strawberries are one of the most popular fruits. Here is a collection of spud trivia and fun strawberry facts:
Strawberries are a very popular fruit. Over 90% of people eat them. Can you imagine a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without strawberry jam!?
Strawberries were once associated with love and flirtation. Even today, strawberries are popular On Valentine’s Day, most often covered in chocolate.
According to legend, in the 19th century English children put the fruit on strong grass stems and sold them as “Straw of berries”.
Native Americans called them “heart seed berries”, as the fruit looked like a heart.
Fresh strawberries were once used as toothpaste.
There are more than 40 species of strawberries. Those found in the wild, are generally small.
English and French gardeners put strawberry plants in their flower gardens, as they found the heart-shaped fruit attractive.
In the U.S., California is the largest producer of strawberries, about 75% of the market. Florida is second.
One acre produces about 50,000 pounds of strawberries.
Strawberries do not ripen after picking.
You can’t store fresh strawberries. They have a very limited shelf life.
Fresh juice from strawberries has a cooling effect on fever.
Combine strawberries and honey to treat sunburns and reduce inflammation.
Have you ever stooped down to smell a strawberry flower? Me neither! But, they are fragrant flowers.
Pregnant women once avoided strawberries, as they thought it was the cause of strawberry birthmarks.
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