November 17, 2008

Matter of Fact Monday: Fruit

Matter of Fact Monday
Fruit Facts - Strawberries

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Did you know that strawberries:
~ were cultivated in ancient Rome!
~were used as a medicinal herb in the 13th century?
~are not really a fruit or a berry but the enlarged receptacle of the flower?
~are grown in every state in the U.S. and every province in Canada?
~are a member of the Rose family!
~have a museum dedicated to them in Belgium?
~were first cultivated back in the 16th and 17th centuries!
~are very high in vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants?


  1. Excellent post, full of stuff I did not know.

    Thanks for playing.

  2. My granddaughter loves "scrawberries" the most. I didn't know all that about them. Great info.


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