Little Known Facts About Strawberries

Strawberries are in the same plant family as roses.

Strawberry leaves are edible and rather nutritious.

The “seeds” you see on the outside of a strawberry are actually the plant’s ovaries and are called “achenes.” Each “seed” is technically a separate fruit that has a seed inside of it.

There is a strawberry that resists cold because it’s engineered with antifreeze producing genes from an arctic flounder fish.

Japan has strawberries called the “Scent of First Love” that are completely white inside and out with red seeds.

A strawberry isn’t a berry, but watermelons, bananas, and pumpkins are berries.

The University of California at Davis is one of the largest breeders and patent holders of strawberry varieties in the world.

The Coat of arms of Madrid shows a strawberry tree.

One serving of about eight strawberries provides more vitamin C than an orange.

Strawberry generation is a Chinese term for anyone who is born after 1981. Named after strawberries because strawberries “bruise easily”, they can not withstand social pressure or work hard like their parents’ generation.

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