10 Surprising Facts About Strawberries that You Don’t Know

surprising facts about strawberries

There are many fruits that we love to eat and strawberry is one of them. According to a survey, it is found that strawberries are the most preferred or favorite fruit as compared to other fruits. Over 53 percent of people chose strawberry as their favorite fruit. The people between age seven to nine years old picked strawberry as their preferred fruit. Strawberry is the fruit that is considered a member of the rose family. Strawberry is a fruit that is widely eaten all over the world for its sweetness.

Here are some interesting facts about strawberries:

  1. Seeds are on the outside:

Unlike other fruits or berries, strawberry is the only fruit that has its seeds on the outside. For this reason, it also came into the argument that it cannot be considered as a berry because the berries contain seeds in the inside portion.

  1. Contains 200 seeds:

You might not be aware of the fact that strawberry contains almost 200 seeds on an average.

  1. Strawberry is a perennial plant:

Strawberry fruit is a perennial plant that means it grows year after year. Once grown, it will last for over 5 years. It ripens in spring.

  1. Strawberries are a symbol of love and perfection:

It might sound strange but yes, it is a fact that strawberries are a symbol of love and perfection. For example, if you split a double strawberry in half and then share it with a member of the opposite sex, it is said that you will soon fall in love with that person.

  1. Dedicated Museum for Strawberries:

This fact might be surprising for you that in Belgium, there is a museum that is entirely dedicated to strawberries.

  1. Helps to reduce the risk of heart-related diseases and certain cancers:

Strawberries are highly rich in nutrients. They contain nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, potassium, amino acids, fiber, and folic acid. This helps in reducing heart diseases and cancers.

  1. Helps to reduce weight:

It might be shocking that such a sweet and delicious fruit can be helpful in losing weight, right? But yes, it is a fact that strawberries help to reduce weight especially abdominal fat in women. It also helps in keeping your teeth white. You can just have them by cutting into slices and sprinkling some pepper over them.

  1. Helps to lower your blood pressure:

Eating strawberries offer numerous health benefits. It helps to lower your blood pressure, it also helps in the prevention of development of cancer and cognitive processes. It is also good for your brain and muscles.

  1. The botanical name of strawberry is “Fragaria ananassa”:

Many people did not know about this fact that the botanical name of strawberry is Fragaria Ananassa.

  1. Strawberries contain high levels of nitrate:

It is a fact that strawberries contain high levels of nitrate in them and thus helps in increasing the blood and oxygen flow to the muscles. It is found in research that people who eat strawberries before exercise have high endurance and can burn more calories. Therefore, it is helpful in reducing weight.

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