Every strawberry lover should know this! Here are 13 interesting facts about this berry
[PAGED_GALLERY] [GPAGE_H][/GPAGE_H] Each medium strawberry contains up to 200 seeds. In 100 g of berries there are only 30 kcal. It has a lot of vitamin C, vitamin A and B vitamins. It contains potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium and iron.
[GPAGE_H][/GPAGE_H] This is the only berry that has seeds on the surface and not inside. Therefore, sometimes it is called a false berry, and even considered close to a nut, because real berries have a hard shell, and the seeds are inside. Strawberries belong to a special group and are propagated in a special way.
[GPAGE_V][/GPAGE_V] Strawberries can be propagated by seed, but the most traditional way is by shoots or offshoots.
[GPAGE_V][/GPAGE_V] The average American eats an average of 1.5 kg of fresh strawberries per year. And if you count frozen berries, then almost 2 kg. And you?
[GPAGE_H][/GPAGE_H] Strawberry smells almost as good as rose. Strawberry bushes are small, but the aroma of the berries is amazing.
[GPAGE_V][/GPAGE_V] Strawberry is considered a perennial plant, but you can renew the plantation with shoots annually. Young bushes can immediately give berries, or maybe later, but usually within a year. On average, a strawberry plantation lives 5 years, then it needs to be completely renewed.
[GPAGE_V][/GPAGE_V] Strawberry bushes usually grow on the ground. Now the “tabletop” method of growing strawberries is gaining popularity, when they are planted in long containers and placed on peculiar high shelves. Branches with berries hang from the ceiling and do not get dirty. This method is very practical. It protects strawberries from dirt, pests and soil diseases.
[GPAGE_H][/GPAGE_H] The ancient Romans believed that strawberries had medicinal properties. It has been used to treat everything from depression to fevers and sore throats. You need to eat 3 kg of strawberries per season to stock up on vitamin C and strengthen your immunity for the whole year.
[GPAGE_V][/GPAGE_V] The Americans believe that they introduced Europeans to it, and in Europe, the Pyrenees and Provence are considered the birthplace of strawberries. In Russia, strawberries (wild strawberries) were discovered during the time of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, father of Peter I.
[GPAGE_H][/GPAGE_H] There are three types of strawberries with different harvest times. Early varieties come first, when the crop is harvested in June-July for 2-3 weeks. They are followed from mid-June to the end of July by medium-ripening varieties. And, finally, late varieties that ripen in August, among them remontant varieties stand out, which bear fruit from September until the end of autumn. The most fragrant strawberry - June.
[GPAGE_V][/GPAGE_V] Strawberries are recommended to be washed immediately before eating, and not in advance. Washed strawberries spoil quickly and lose their flavor.
[GPAGE_H][/GPAGE_H] There is a museum in Belgium dedicated to this berry. She worthily takes first place in the list of the most delicious berries in the world.
[GPAGE_V][/GPAGE_V] Strawberries are grown in almost every country in the world. So you don't have to travel far to enjoy this wonderful berry.