Strawberry Trivia

Strawberries

Fun Facts and Interesting Information About Strawberries

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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