Fun Food Trivia

Strawberry Facts and Fiction

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Hey! It's fun food trivia time! Get your hands on those buzzers and get ready for some Jeopardy-like fun! We're getting up-front and personal with all sorts of strawberry information. We'll separate fact from fiction when it comes to strawberry nutrition, strawberry recipes, growing strawberries, strawberry festivals.....and a whole lot more.

This is the place to find answers to those questions you were always afraid to ask...or stump people with questions like, "Didya know that the strawberry......?

So check it out! And if you've got a question you'd like answered....ask away using our "Contact Us" form!

Bottom line....learn all you can with our Fun Food Trivia section!

Strawberry Trivia

Here are some fun food trivia facts about strawberries that you can use as conversation starters..."Did you know that...." or if you're an Alex Trebeck's your answer (for $200) in question form..."What is the strawberry?"

  • Strawberries are a member of the rose family (they are not "technically" berries)
  • Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring
  • Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside
  • The average strawberry has 200 seeds.
  • The ancient Romans believed that strawberries alleviated symptoms of depression, fainting, inflamation, fevers, throat infections, kidney stones, bad breath, gout, and diseases of the blood, liver and spleen.
  • Medieval stone masons carved strawberry designs on altars and around the tops of pillars in churches and cathedrals to sybolize perfection and righteousness.
  • During the spring, in parts of Bavaria, farmers tie small baskets of wild strawberries to the horns of their cattle as an offering to elves. They believe that the elves, who love strawberries, will help the cows produce healthier calves and an abundance of milk.
  • Madame Tallien, a prominent figure in the court of Napoleon, was famous for bathing in the juice of fresh strawberries. She used twenty-two pounds of strawberries per bath. Needless to say, she didn't bathe daily.
  • In medieval times, strawberries were served at important functions to represent peace and prosperity.
  • Folklore holds that if you split a double strawberry in half and share it with the opposite sex, you'll soon fall in love.
  • Strawberry is the second most popular natural flavor. Chocolate is first, of course!
  • There is a museum in Belguim just for strawberries.

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Strawberry Nutrition Facts

No fiction here....strawberry nutrition facts confirm that this berry is definitely a power food! Low in calories, rich in vitamins, strawberries help prevent cancer and heart disease. Read more....

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Growing Strawberries

Have you ever considered growing strawberries in your home garden, but thought you didn't have a green thumb? Well, I'm here to encourage you to "dig in". Fact's easier than you think!

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Strawberry Festivals

Looking for something exciting to do? Check out our list of Strawberry Festivals and enjoy celebrating hometown traditions.

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Cooking Tips

Okay...enough about fun food trivia. Now you're ready to try some of our easy strawberry recipes! Check out our easy cooking tips and learn a thing or two.

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Welcome to the Strawberry Bookstore

Need a break from cooking? At the Strawberry Bookstore you can pull up a chair and browse this on-line selection of cookbooks and posters for your every need!

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If your head's spinning from all these fun food facts and trivia....take a break and make it easy on yourself. Sign up for my Strawberry Jamming e-zine and receive monthly updates on all things strawberry. New recipes, reader's comments, gifts, trivia, tips and more. Sign up today!

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