- The strawberry was a symbol for Venus, the Goddess of Love, because of its heart shapes and red color.
- Have you every eaten a double strawberry? Legend says that if you break the strawberry in half and share it with a member of the opposite sex, you will soon fall in love with each other.
- To symbolize perfection and righteousness, medieval stone masons carved strawberry designs on altars and around the tops of pillars in churches and cathedrals.
- Strawberries are the leading small fruit crop in the United States today. They are farmed from Florida to Alaska, with the largest strawberry-growing centers located in California, Washington, Oregon, Louisiana, Michigan, and Tennessee.
Source: Tonsoffacts.com, thatsitfruit.com
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Tips and Tricks
- Discard any mushy or spoiled berries. Leave the caps (stems) on the strawberries until ready to eat or use in your recipes. For best flavor, do not wash the strawberries until you are ready to eat or use them. Moisture is the enemy when it comes to storing strawberries.
- Store fresh strawberries in a colander in the refrigerator. This allows the cold air to circulate around them. Do not cover them
One 140 gram serving of eight (8) medium-sized strawberries has:
140% of the Daily Value for vitamin C
12% of the Daily Value for dietary fiber
Only 7 grams of sugar (lowest among the top-selling fruits)
Strawberries are fat-free and salt free – no fat – no cholesterol – no sodium