Strawberries

Strawberries are delicious and popular berries known for their vibrant red color, sweet taste, and versatility.

This is June’s product of the month.

Here are some key points:

  1. Botanical Information:
    • Scientific Name: Fragaria × ananassa (cultivated strawberry)
    • Family: Rosaceae
    • Genus: Fragaria
  1. Varieties:
    • There are numerous varieties of strawberries, categorized based on factors like size, flavor, and seasonality.
    • The variety of our strawberries is Albion.
  1. Cultivation:
    • Strawberries are perennial plants that are typically grown as annuals.
    • They thrive in well-drained, sandy loam soil and require full sun for optimal growth.
    • Propagation is often done through runners or seeds.
  2. Characteristics:
    • Strawberries are known for their bright red color, although some varieties may be pink, white, or even yellow.
    • The fruit is typically covered in small seeds on its surface.
    • The flavor can range from sweet to slightly tart, depending on the variety.
  3. Nutritional Content:
    • Strawberries are rich in vitamins, particularly vitamin C, manganese, and folate.
    • They are also a good source of antioxidants, including anthocyanins and quercetin.
  4. Health Benefits:
    • Strawberries have been associated with various health benefits, including improved heart health, enhanced immune function, and potential anti-inflammatory effects.
    • The high vitamin C content contributes to skin health and boosts the body’s ability to absorb iron.
  5. Consumption:
    • Strawberries are commonly eaten fresh, either on their own or added to fruit salads.
    • They are used in a variety of desserts, including cakes, pies, ice creams, and jams.
    • Strawberry-flavored products, such as syrups and beverages, are also popular.
  6. Harvesting:
    • Strawberries are typically harvested when fully ripe, as they do not ripen further after being picked.
    • The best time to harvest depends on the variety, as some produce fruit in early summer (June-bearing), while others bear fruit throughout the season (Everbearing and Day-neutral).
  7. Storage:
    • Fresh strawberries should be stored in the refrigerator and consumed within a few days to maintain freshness.
    • However, putting them in the fridge makes them less sweet. So the ideal is to eat them all at once 🙂
  8. Global Production:
    • Strawberries are widely cultivated around the world, with major producers including the United States, Spain, Mexico, and China.
    • They are grown in various climates, from temperate regions to more subtropical areas.
  9. Allergies and Precautions:
    • While strawberries are generally safe for most people, some individuals may be allergic to them.
    • People with a history of allergies or sensitivities should be cautious and seek medical advice if needed.

Strawberries are not only delicious but also contribute to a healthy and balanced diet. Whether enjoyed fresh, in desserts, or as part of various culinary creations, strawberries are a versatile and popular fruit.

RECIPE:

f you buy our strawberries, the recipe is simple and you just need to know three steps.

1 – Take them out of the box.
2- Wash them.
3- Eat them.

Simple. We hope you like it.

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