Nelson's Berries

Strawberries are the only fruit with their seeds on the outside

On average, strawberries have 200 seeds!

The first fruit to ripen in the spring is the strawberry

In Belgium, there is a museum dedicated to just strawberries

Strawberries are a member of the rose family (along with plums and apples)

In the United States, 94% of households consume strawberries

Strawberries are low in fat and calories, but high in vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, and postassium

In a survey done with 7 to 9 year olds, 53% said that strawberries were their favorite fruit.

Strawberries are rich in nitrate and can incrase the flow of blood and oxygen to the muscles by 7%, making excercise easier because it prevents muscle fatigue

California is the leading strawberry producer of commerical berries with 24,500 acres, resulting 83% of the US berry production.  Florida is the second leading state with 5,000 acres of berries grown.

Strawberry Facts