Garden strawberries are part of the diet of millions of people around the world and are known for their delicate flavour, nice shape, and high vitamin content.
Historically speaking, and when compared to other types of fruit, strawberries have a recent trajectory. Roman poets Virgil and Ovid mentioned this fruit in the 1st Century B.C. as an ornament rather than food. In ancient times, wild strawberries were consumed by people around the world, but not in great quantities since it was a small fruit that was hard to harvest and/or had little flavour.
Wild strawberries (Fragaria vesca) and musk strawberries (Fragaria moschata) were first cultivated in Europe and Russia in the Medieval times.
American strawberries were enjoyed by settlers in the East USA. In the early 18th century, in a botanical garden in France, the Fragaria virginiana (male) was planted, which originated in the USA, close to the Fragaria chiloensis (female), which originated in Chile. Intentionally or not, this created hybrids known as pineapple or pine strawberry plants.
These gave rise to the modern garden strawberries, Fragaria ananassa. Hence, a new species appeared with a distinguished difference: its size.
Strawberries are approximately 90% water and 10% solid and extremely rich in vitamin C.
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