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A false fruit that is native to France.

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A Quick Tip by Islandgrrl

  • Mar 25, 2010
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All time favorite! Strawberries always put a smile on my face!
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review by . March 02, 2010
I've loved strawberry as long as I could remember. Strawberry as a fruit, strawberry with whipped cream, strawberry cake, strawberry icecream, strawberry yogurt, strawberry daiquiri, strawberry milkshake, strawberry jam, strawberry crepe, ichigo daifuku (strawberry mochi) ... you name it, I don't think there is anything I dislike about strawberry!             Strawberry is quite an exotic fruit when it was first introduced to me. …
Quick Tip by . June 08, 2011
My favorite sweet fruit to just munch on. They go well with many different kinds of desserts.
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
strawberry have many uses in cooking and the bedroom. there great as a dersert and as an sexual object
Quick Tip by . June 01, 2010
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Wild Strawberries are amazing and packed with flavors.
Quick Tip by . March 07, 2010
Fun item to grow and very tasty. Adds flavor to just about anything. Fantastic on cereal and on any fruit salad, parfait or ice cream.
Quick Tip by . March 07, 2010
A fun as well as enticing fruit. Not only is it attractive in color, it is delicious & versatile. Ice cream, jam, drink, crepe, cake, etc...
Quick Tip by . March 02, 2010
A fun as well as enticing fruit. Not only is it attractive in color, it is delicious & versatile. Ice cream, jam, drink, crepe, cake, etc...
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Garden strawberries are a common variety of strawberry cultivated worldwide. Like other species of Fragaria (strawberries), it belongs to the family Rosaceae. Technically, it is not a fruit but a false fruit, meaning the fleshy part is derived not from the plant's ovaries (achenes) but from the peg at the bottom of the bowl-shaped hypanthium that holds the ovaries.

The Garden Strawberry was first bred in Brittany, France in 1740 via a cross of Fragaria virginiana from eastern North America , which was noted for its flavor, and Fragaria chiloensis from Chile brought by Amédée-François Frézier, which was noted for its large size.

Cultivars of Fragaria × ananassa have replaced, in commercial production, the Woodland Strawberry, which was the first strawberry species cultivated in the early 17th century.

In addition to being consumed fresh, strawberries can be frozen, made into preserves, as well as dried and used in such things as cereal bars. Strawberries are a popular addition to dairy products, as in strawberry flavored ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies and yogurts. Strawberry pie is also popular.

Strawberry pigment extract can be used as a natural acid/base indicator due to the different color of the conjugate acid and conjugate base of the pigment.

Some individuals may exhibit an anaphylactoid response to the consumption of strawberries. The most common form of this reaction is Oral allergy syndrome, but symptoms may also mimic Hay ...
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