Among the members of an Edible Arrangement or Fruit Flower edible fruit basket, the strawberry is the most beloved. The month of May is National Strawberry Month that even the United States Department of Agriculture recognizes, as this is when strawberries are in peak season. In honor of this month’s fruit, here are some juicy strawberry facts to know:
Strawberries are one of the most popular chocolate dipped fruits in America.
Cherry Moon Farms reports that it has sold more than 20 millions dipped strawberries.
Irvine California is home to Orange County’s public golf course, dubbed the Strawberry Farm Golf Club.
Edible Arrangements, Harry & David, Cherry Moon Farms and the Chocolate Covered Company all sell strawberries covered in fruit.
Twenty-dollars is the average price for half a dozen chocolate dipped strawberries.
The roots of a strawberry reside within the top three inches of the soil bed.
Strawberries Around the World
Strawberries are not indigenous in New Zealand, Africa or Australia.
In Belgium, there is a museum dedicated to strawberries.
California leads and Florida follows in the top list of states with the greatest strawberry production.
Strawberry Nutritional Information
One cup of strawberries has a caloric value of 50 to 55 five calories, 3.8 grams of fiber and 94 grams of Vitamin C.
According to food. com strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
The University of Illinois at Chicago reports that eating eight strawberries provides the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Vitamin C for children. That’s 140 percent of the RDA.
Places and Festivals for the Strawberry
Twice a year, a fair takes place in Yosemite, called the Strawberry Music Festival. The event happens in the spring and fall, featuring all types of music including rock, blues and jazz.