FUN FACTS ABOUT STRAWBERRIES
The garden strawberries we know today, like potatoes and many other products, originally come from South America. It came thanks to the French naval officer Fraisier in 1712 under the name ” Fragaria chiloensis ‘ to Europe. So it was soon called “la fraise” in the French-speaking world. The fruits were much larger and juicier compared to the familiar wild strawberries. Our garden strawberry as we know it today was created in Holland in 1766 by crossing it with the Fragaria virginiana ”.
Strawberries have been used medicinally for thousands of years. It is used, among other things, for heart diseases, liver and gallbladder diseases, measles and smallpox. Their content of roughage (especially cellulose and pectins), fruit acids, vitamins, fructose and minerals (such as calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and copper) is very high. Strawberries also contain a lot of folic acid, which is important for pregnant women.
From a botanical point of view, the strawberry is not a berry at all, but a false fruit or aggregate fruit of perennial flowering perennials. The small yellow grains on the strawberry are the actual fruit. The strawberry is the white pith of the flower axis, which turns red when ripe.