I am sure that maybe most of you love strawberries and their soft, juicy taste. If you do, then February 27 is your day! It’s National Strawberry Day!
People worldwide celebrate the delicious fruit during National Strawberry Day. This food holiday allows many individuals to gather and share a strawberry-filled dessert or food with one another.
Many of these foods and desserts include:
- pizza filled with cut-up pieces of strawberries.
- nachos sprinkled with strawberries and chocolate sauce on top
- strawberry pancakes.
- strawberry cheesecakes
- strawberry smoothies
- strawberry ice popsicles
- strawberry cake
- strawberry pie
- strawberry icecream
- strawberry jam
- strawberries dipped in whipped cream, Nutella, or chocolate fondue
You might enjoy celebrating National Strawberry Day or eating strawberries, but shouldn’t you know a little bit more about what you’re eating and where it comes from first?
Strawberries originated in Chile in 1700, and from their spread to North America by the 1750s. The Ancient Romans benefited from these wondrous, red fruits, as they believed that strawberries could treat fainting, fevers, inflammation, and even whiten their teeth! Strawberries are a member of the rose family, and therefore aren’t considered a fruit, especially because they have over 200 seeds on their surface.
Strawberries also have many other benefits including:
- decrease the risk of heart disease
- reduce vision loss
- contain many antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins, including vitamin C and K (this promotes bone health)
- boost short term memory
- burn fat and help lose weight
Strawberries relate to some people’s emotions during the seasons, too. People usually describe winter as a boring and depressing season. However, strawberries, which grow during winter, are a sign of the coming of spring, in which flowers bloom and people are happy. That’s because strawberries are the one of the first fruits to mellow, or ripe.
Celebrate National Strawberry Day with luscious red strawberries that burst with perfection!
By Nour Shoukair
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