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S2 Ep013 The Beautiful, Sexy, Healthy Strawberry
7 days ago
It’s Strawberry Season in Florida! Wild strawberries grow everywhere except for the highest polar latitudes. But you wouldn't want to eat EVERY variety of Strawberries. Often, they are really small and tasteless. Some aren't even red. So how did the strawberries you buy at the store or from roadside farm-stands get to be SOOOOO delicious? By ACCIDENT! The history of today’s strawberry goes back 4 generations, where it started on 2 different Continents - North America and South America. About 250 years ago, probably in a botanical garden in France the 2 varieites of Strawberries accidentally met and soon started producing a new type of strawberry on a third continent—Europe. This happened way back in the 1500s, when explorers brought one of the grandparent strain of Strawberry back to France from Virginia. This Virginia genotype got the Explorer’s attention because it had larger fruit and a deeper red color than the European strawberries of that time. As a bonus, it produced more berries. But it had to wait nearly 200 years for the other grandparent strain of Strawberry to arrive from South America. In the early 1700s, a French spy spotted this strawberry genotype in Chile while he was making maps of Spanish forts. Plants of this Chilean genotype produced really BIG berries—larger than the spy had ever seen—so he brought a bunch of them back to France. The problem was, the Chilean Strawberry didn't reproduce in France. It wasn’t until horticulturists ACCIDENTALLY planted the Chilean Strawberry next to the Virginia genotype that the magic begun. Voila! they started producing baby plants. What the farmers didn’t know was, all the plants from Chile were female plants and they needed pollen from other strawberry plants to produce fertile seeds. The Birds & The Bees Folks. It wasn't long before a new strawberry was born. The horticulturists named it Fragaria x ananassa. Nutrition Facts Strawberries mainly consist of 91% water and 7.7% carbohydrates They contain only minor amounts of fat and protein. One cup of whole strawberries (150 grams) contains less than 50 calories. Strawberries - Nutrit