Ten fun facts about Strawberries
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Strawberries were referenced in ancient Roman literature for their medicinal use and to treat depressive illnesses.
Around the 18th century, the garden strawberry was first bred in Brittany, France.
When strawberry plants are more than one or two years old, their fruit quality and productivity decline.
There are at least 200 known species that attack strawberry plants, including slugs, fruit flies, strawberry thrips and mites.Fact 5
People who grow strawberries have been advised to only water their roots since the moisture on their leaves can grow fungus.Fact 6
Allergies that stem from strawberries, or an oral allergy syndrome, can have symptoms that mimic hay fever, and may be caused by the red in the berry.Fact 7
There are, on average, about 200 seeds on a strawberry. It's also the only fruit with seeds on it's external coat.Fact 8
Strawberries are a member of the rose family.Fact 9
About 94% of Americans eat strawberries, meaning the average American eats about 3.4 pounds of strawberries a year.Fact 10
For children, consuming 8 strawberries would give them 140% of the recommended intake of Vitamin C. Click here for more food facts ❯
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