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Strawberry a.k.a. garden strawberry is a widely cultivated hybrid species of genus Fragaria and family Rosaceae, jointly known as strawberries, a fruit that is grown throughout the world. This amazing fruit is highly recommended and accepted for its signature aroma, glittery red color, juicy texture, and of course its sweetness. Together these are simply a treat to watch as well as to eat at the end of the day.
Strawberry is not a berry from the botanical viewpoint. It is rather an aggregate accessory fruit. That means the fleshy part is derived from the receptacles of the plant. Normally its flower and fruit grow in a bit warm and sunny season. And you can harvest it from March to April accordingly. But you have to take very special care of it in the summer season. Also, its point to be noted that plant is quite productive for 2-3 years. Thereafter its productivity diminishes and the plant must be replaced to have a standard yield. According to a recent yet precise estimate, its one million productions are yielded all over the world. And China alone holds around 40% share in it.
Uses and ways of intake
Generally, people love to take it fresh. However, it is widely consumed in prepared/value-added foods like Jam, Jelly, ice cream, pie, juice, salad, or even milk-shakes. Each way of having it is awesome. Similarly, its artificial flavors are vastly used in commercial products like candies, soaps, perfumes, and more.
Numerous health benefits are attached to the strawberries. But we have mentioned a few out of these. It contains a certain heart-shaped silhouette that protects the heart and increases good cholesterol. Moreover, it helps lowering blood pressure and guards against cancer. It is a very decent source of good cholesterol. Surprisingly eight strawberries are enough to produce equal vitamin C like an orange. And we all know that vitamin C is a natural source for immunity boosting.
100 grams of raw strawberries (3.50 ounces) contains the following:
- Calories: 32.0
- Water: 91%
- Protein: 0.7 grams
- Fat: 0.30 grams
- Carbs: 8 grams
- Sugar: 4.9 grams
- Fibre: 2 grams
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