Strawberry Fun Facts

Published On June 9, 2017 | By clukas | Blogs, Middays

Strawberries are the only fruit that wear their seeds on the outside..all 200 of them…that’s why it only takes one bite to get seeds stuck in your teeth.

  • Strawberries aren’t true berries, like blueberries. Technically a fruit has its seeds on the inside
  • They are members of the rose family and they smell as sweet as they taste
  • The strawberry plant is a perennial
  • We eat an average of three and a half pounds of fresh strawberries each year
  • Belgium has a museum dedicated to strawberries
  • The ancient Romans thought strawberries could cure bad breath and constant fainting
  • Giant strawberries can be as large as apples
  • At room temperature strawberries taste sweeter than cold strawberries
  • If you split a double strawberry in half and share it with the opposite sex, you’ll find love
  • 53% of 7-9 year olds claim strawberries as their favourite fruit

Strawberries are excellent with Ice Cream … and daquiris….and margartas. Enjoy the LaSalle Strawberry Festival ~ chrislukas

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