Fun Fruit Trivia: Strawberries

 
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Is it strawberry season where you are? Right now the markets near me are overflowing with ruby-hued gems. To celebrate, let's explore some little-known strawberry facts!

Fun Fact #1: Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside.

Fun Fact #2: Strawberries are members of the rose family.

Fun Fact #3: A single strawberry has roughly 200 seeds.

Fun Fact #4: A cup of sliced strawberries has just over 50 calories, with 3 grams of fiber, 26 milligrams of calcium, 254 milligrams of potassium, and 98 milligrams of vitamin C.

Fun Fact #5: There are over 600 different kinds of strawberries.

We've got loads of fruit and vegetable trivia for every season! Which of the following will be most useful for you, right now?

Not quite done with strawberries? Neither am I! Here's a brand-new handout with the trivia we've reviewed today: 5 Fun Facts About Strawberries

Strawberry Trivia Fun Fruit Trivia: Strawberries

By Judy Doherty, MPS, PC II

References:

  1. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/school-nutrition/pdf/fact-sheet-strawberry.pdf
  2. https://www.nj.gov/agriculture/farmtoschool/documents/seasonality-chart/F2S%20Strawberries.pdf
  3. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167762/nutrients
  4. https://healthysd.gov/strawberries/
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