Fun Strawberry Facts

 

Strawberry Tips and Facts


  • 1 quart = 3 cups capped strawberries
  • A batch of jam = 4 1/2 pounds
  • 1 fresh strawberry pie = 2 pounds
  • 1 cup strawberries = 55 calories, low in sodium, high in pectin for natural fiber

 

For Best Results....


  • Pick berries that are red
  • Leave the green top (hull) on until you are ready to wash the berries
  • By leaving the hull on, the juice remains in the berry and dirt can't get in.  This will also keep berries fresher
  • Never Soak the berries
  • The big berries always hide under the leaves
  • The smaller the berries, the sweeter they are

Did you know.......?

 

  • That strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring and that on average, there are 200 seeds in a strawberry?


  •  That Many people assume the common name "strawberry" stems from the fact the plant is most often mulched with straw during the winter? Although the exact origin of its common name is uncertain, the name strawberry probably is a corruption of "strewn berry". The latter was an early designation for the plant which made reference to the fact that, as a strawberry plant produced runners and spread, its berries were strewn about the ground. Other sources suggest its name stems from the fact that English youth picked wild strawberries and sold them impaled on grass straws to the public. 


  • That the wide distribution of wild strawberries is largely from seeds sown by birds. It seems that when birds eat the wild berries the seeds pass through them intact and in reasonably good condition. The germinating seeds respond to light rather than moisture and therefore need no covering of earth to start growing. 




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