10 Fun facts and folklore about strawberries {Infographic}

By | May 19, 2014 | Food & Recipes

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Facts and folklore about strawberries | National Strawberry Day | Infographic | The Momiverse

One of the best things about warmer weather are refreshing and fun summer treats. As moms, we need a full arsenal of healthy alternatives for snacks.

We love all the fresh fruits available this time of year, but especially love berries. Strawberries, in particular are easy to grow, available at large in the organic fruit section of most grocery stores, and are chocked full of health benefits.

We’re celebrating summer, strawberries and National Pick Strawberries Day with some surprising facts and folklore about our favorite fruit.

Facts and folklore about strawberries | National Strawberry Day | Infographic | The Momiverse

  1. Researchers say strawberry extract protects skin cells from sun damage.
  2. In ancient times, pregnant women believed if they ate strawberries their children would be born with strawberry birth marks.
  3. If all the strawberries produced in California in one year were laid berry to berry, they would go around the world 15 times.
  4. On average, there are 200 seeds on a strawberry.
  5. In one study, people who ate nitrate-rich foods like strawberries burned 100 extra calories while exercising.
  6. You can cool a fever with juice from fresh strawberry pulp.
  7. The acids in strawberries remove stains and keep your smile white.
  8. According to European folklore, if two people share a double strawberry they’ll fall in love.
  9. Strawberries help prevent heart attacks and protect against diabetes.
  10. Romans once ate strawberries to cure melancholy.

Infographic source:   berries.com

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