Strawberry

Strawberry

Nutritional qualities and health benefits

 

  • Six strawberries will provide 100% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C for children.
  • Vitamin C helps fight wrinkles because her produce collagen. Being antioxidant helps to strengthen the immune system.
  • They also have vitamins A, B1, B2, E, and minerals (calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, magnesium, sodium, copper).
  • FIt strengthens the walls of blood vessels and the heart, thereby reducing cardiovascular disease.
  • Containing xylitol, natural cariogenic sweetener.
  • The large amount of ascorbic acid and lecithin and pectin, decreases the level of "bad" cholesterol in the blood.
  • It has lot of folic acid, recommended for the proper development of the baby in pregnant women.
  • Stimulates long-term memory due to a flavonoid called fisetin possesses according to studies by Dr. Pamela Maher.
  • It was found that the frozen and dried strawberries inhibit the growth of two types of cervical cancer cells in a study and esophagus.


Origin and cultivation



The wild strawberry is native to Europe and temperate Asia. His largest crop is in the temperate regions of Europe and America.


Common names



The scientific name of the plant is Fragaria, from Latin Fraga , meaning "fragrance". In spanish is called Fresa.



Curiosities

  • The wild strawberry belongs to the group of berries, characterized by being small, colorful and grow naturally in forests.
  • The fleshy red part of the strawberry is not the real fruit of the plant but rather the black dots around the outside.
  • They are the first fruit to ripen in the spring.
  • They are a member of the family Rosaceae, such as roses.
  • The Romans symbolized the strawberry with the goddess of love Venus, because of its heart shape and red color.
  • There are over 600 varieties of strawberries, the smallest being the most flavor and fragrance species.
  • It has more vitamin C than oranges (60 mg/100 g).
  • Modern strawberries are a hybrid of Chilean strawberry and strawberry scarlet. The first gives you a larger size and a slight taste of pineapple and the second power flavor.

 

Sources consulted

Lyle, Susanna. Enciclopedia de las frutas del mundo. David Baterman Ltd. (ed. Lit.); Parangona Realitzacio Editorial SL (trad.). Barcelona: De Vecchi, 2007. 480 p. ISBN: 978-84-315-5164-3

Buczacki, Stefan. Frutas de jardín. Hamlym (ed. Lit.); Diorki (trad.). Madrid: Tursen, 1994. 126 p. ISBN: 978-84-87756-48-1

Chevallier, Andrew. Enciclopedia de plantas medicinales. Penny Warren (ed. Lit.) Madrid: Acento Editorial, 1997. 336 p. ISBN: 978-8448302450

Flowerdew, Bob. El gran libro de las frutas. Kyle Cathie Limited (ed. Lit.); Anna Turró/Montse Pratsobrerroca (trad.). Barcelona: RBA Libros, S.A., 2006. 256 p. ISBN: 978-84-787-1595-4

http://www.botanical-online.com

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/strawberries_sp/

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