Thursday, 14 October 2021

Amazing and interesting facts about strawberries

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Strawberries belong to the Rosaceae family, that is, they are close to roses. And as strawberries are closer to roses, they also have a sweet scent like roses. You can literally feel it by smelling the strawberries while they are still growing on the bushes.

Each multiple fruit of a strawberry contains about 200 seeds which have the potential to grow into a new plant.

Despite knowing the fact that strawberries can be propagated from seeds, growers choose runners to propagate strawberries. This is because if they were to grow strawberries from seed, it would take at least a year to produce fruit. You know in the world, china is at the top in production. It produced around 3,041,560 metric tonnes of strawberries in the year 2019.

  • China and the United States produce about 57% of the total strawberry production in the world.
  • Researchers believe that strawberries were cultivated in Europe in the 18th century.
  • Native Americans were among the first people on Earth to taste strawberries.
  • There are about 103 different species of the strawberry plant.
  • According to USDA, a survey on average, Americans eat 1.5 kilograms of strawberries every year.
  • Strawberry is a perennial plant that can live for about 5 to 6 years.
  • Washing cut strawberries with water speeds up spoilage, so you should consume them as soon as possible after washing.
  • There is a museum in Belgium dedicated only to strawberries and named "Musée de la Fresse".
  • The season, variety and ripeness at harvest can affect the taste of strawberries.
  • Recently, farmers have started strawberry cultivation in Bihar, India. However, according to scientists, Bihar is not suitable for strawberry cultivation. But the results have shocked the farmers.
  • You can use strawberries to make various food products like jams, jellies, ice cream, milkshakes, juices, cakes, and much more.
  • You can get 33 calories from 100 grams of strawberries.
  • 100 grams of strawberries contain 7.7 grams of carbohydrates, 4.9 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fiber, 0.7 grams of protein and 0.3 grams of fat.
  • Strawberries are also an excellent source of vitamin C which can help maintain skin health and immunity.
  • Consuming strawberries helps in maintaining heart health, controlling blood sugar and preventing cancer.
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