Spring has Sprung with Fresh Strawberries

Spring has sprung and the fruit and vegetable growing season has begun. Did you know the first plant to fully ripen in Spring is the strawberry plant? Here are more fun facts about strawberries:

• The most common strawberries grown commercially are Garden strawberries.
• By weight, strawberries contain more vitamin C than oranges.
• Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
• Strawberry plants are not classified as fruit plants, they are a member of the rose family, however the strawberry
is commonly known as a fruit.
• Since strawberry plants are in the flower family, instead of giving your loved one a dozen roses, give them a dozen
strawberries!

Strawberries are the most popular fruit to have in your Mix It and Top It froyos or in your strawberry banana Smoothie. Strawberries are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They’re also a very good source of Dietary Fiber and Manganese. So go ahead, add some to your froyo!

Source: NutritionData.com
Source: Wikipedia
Source: Michigan.gov
Source: Growing-Strawberry.com

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3 Comments »

  1. Im a huuuuuuuuuge strawberry fan! Probably because my mom got to try her very first strawberry when she was expecting me…

    Comment by Disney — March 29, 2010 @ 12:02 pm

  2. never knew strawberries were flowers!! awesome!! thank you for your blogs yogen fruz~

    Comment by Woo-Ju Kim — April 3, 2010 @ 4:56 pm

  3. I LOVVEEE YOGEN FRUZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i also LOVE strawberries!!! i get them on top of my swirl everytime i go to yogen fruz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    Comment by Jordan — April 7, 2010 @ 3:55 pm

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