Friday, March 21, 2008
Do you love Strawberry????
Fragaria is the name of a genus of plants in the family Rosaceae, commonly known as strawberries for their edible fruits. There are more than 20 described species and many hybrids and cultivars. The most common strawberries grown commercially are cultivars of the Garden strawberry. Strawberries have a taste that varies by cultivar, and ranges from quite sweet to rather tart.
DID YOU KNOW?
A strawberry, the only fruit that has its seeds on the outside, contains about 200 tiny black seeds.
One cup (144 g) of strawberries constitutes approximately 45 calories (188 kJ) and is an excellent source of vitamin C and flavonoids.
The most familiar achenes are those of the Strawberry, where the "seeds" are the achenes (technically the 'botanical' fruits), while what is eaten as the ('culinary') fruit is a so-called accessory fruit.