Strawberry is the "queen" of all berries and like every queen, it has many secrets.
1. The strawberry seeds are not inside the berries, but outside. On average, each fruit has up to 200 seeds.
2. Apple tree, almond, pear, apricot, belongs to the Rosy family. To the same family belongs and strawberries, so it is very beautiful in the flowering period. She is also loved by gardeners for the fact that the berry quickly ripens and you can enjoy it before others.
3. Strawberry is a very juicy and delicate berry, one should not wash it in advance, it is better to do it before consumption so that the berry does not start to rot and does not lose useful properties.
4. It is generally believed that the content of vitamin C is the most in citrus, but strawberries are almost inferior and in 100 g of berries 98% of the daily dose of vitamin.
5. Strawberry is a very common culture on the whole planet, except for Australia. Her cultivation is practiced on all continents. The first mention of strawberries is found in 234 BC, then it was grown on the territory of modern Italy. The second "discovery" of this berry belongs to the XVI century. California is the largest center for growing strawberries, up to 1 billion tons of fruit per year. But the most delicious is a strawberry from the UK.
6. In the Belgian town of Vepion there is a museum of strawberries.
7. There are varieties of white strawberries, albino strawberries called "pineberry".
8. The ancient peoples attributed mystical and magical properties to the strawberry. The French and now consider berries of strawberries as a powerful aphrodisiac.
9. Strawberries - irreplaceable in home cosmetology. Masks from this berry narrows the pores, removes greasy luster. After such a berry mask, the skin becomes tender, even and velvety. Salicylic acid, contained in strawberries, whitens the skin, discolours freckles and pigmented spots.
10. In the UK under the strawberry bushes, so that the fruits do not get dirty, they are littered with straw. Therefore strawberry (strawberry) is translated as a strawberry.
11. In some countries, pickled green strawberries and consider it tastier than jams and jams.
12. In New Orleans (USA) in the restaurant you can order a dish for $ 1.4 million: from strawberries with cream, mint leaves and a gold ring with a pink diamond weighing 5 carats.