National Strawberry Day

By EATWISE Ambassador Melissa

#‎FoodieFriday Pop Quiz! Did you know today is  #‎NationalStrawberryDay‬? How many of these strawberry facts did you already know?

  • Strawberries are the only fruit that have seeds on the outside.
  • Because their seeds are on the outside instead of the inside, strawberries aren’t true berries! Technically, each seed on a strawberry is own fruit.
  • One strawberry has 200 seeds, on average.
  • Unlike other fruit, strawberries don’t continue to ripen after they are picked.
  • One cup of strawberries has only 55 calories. Strawberries are low in calories but high in vitamins C, B6, K, fiber, folic acid and, potassium.
  • Strawberries are a member of the rose family.
  • Each year, the average American eats 3.4 pounds of fresh strawberries, and an additional 1.8 pounds frozen.
  • Strawberries are believed reduce your risk of heart disease and some cancers.