Strawberry

The strawberry is not a real type of berry, but instead is an aggregate accessory fruit and is botanically classified in the rosaceous plant family. The real fruit from the strawberry are the small yellow nuts or pips in the pulp.

Strawberries originated in forested mountain areas and conquered the European temperate zones from there. Now they thrive in many areas around the world with similar climatic conditions.  Strawberries are ready to be harvested when the fruits are mostly red.  Their full aroma only develops when they are picked very ripe, because they do not ripen any more after being picked.

Season: From June to September

Nutritional Value: Strawberry – Swiss food composition database

 

Did you know...?

Strawberries contain a lot of vitamin C.

1 portion a day corresponds to:

Five to eight medium-sized strawberries