Time for Strawberry Trivia

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Time for Strawberry Trivia

Who is ready for some amazing but true strawberry factoids?

Strawberries have a long and storied history that goes back more than 2,000 years. Here are just a few of hundreds of interesting facts about the sweet, succulent berry.

  • Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
  • Because the strawberries seeds are on the outside, it’s not classified by botanists as a true berry. True berries, such as blueberries and cranberries have seeds inside. Each of the strawberry’s dry, yellow “seeds” on the outside are actually considered a separate fruit.
  • The average strawberry has 200 seeds. Go ahead, count them!
  • Strawberries are a member of the rose family.
  • One serving of about eight strawberries provides more vitamin C than an orange, or about 140% of the U.S. RDA for vitamin C.
  • 94% of U.S. households consume strawberries.

By | 2014-01-19T16:12:47-05:00 January 23rd, 2014|Featured Post, Sue's Corner|Comments Off on Time for Strawberry Trivia

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Sue Harrell, known affectionately as Strawberry Sue, is FSGA’s director of marketing, seasoned strawberry grower and the voice of the blog. We invite you to visit often. Sue will keep you informed and inspired. You’ll find helpful strawberry-related links, year-round news from the fields, special events and easy to prepare strawberry dishes.