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Strawberries

The strawberry, a member of the rose family, is the only fruit with seeds on the outside. Research confirms that daily consumption of one serving of strawberries (about eight strawberries) a day may help improve heart health, lower blood pressure, and fight the development of certain cancers.

Origin:

Europe

Planting Instructions/Basic Care Information:

Spring: TRANSPLANTS: Plant outdoors in early spring.

Fall: Not recommended for fall planting.

Preferred Growing Climate: Warm

Planting Depth: So roots are just covered.

Plant Spacing: 9″; as plants send out “runners” (daughter plants), clip off all but the healthiest 5 runners.

Days to Germinate:

Days to Harvest: Berries will be ready about one month after the plants flower.

In Season:

March-November

Pairs Well With:

Bananas, berries, chocolate, dairy, lemon, mint, vanilla

Nutrition Facts:

Amount Per

100 grams

Calories 33

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.3 g?? 0%

Saturated fat 0 g?? 0%

Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g

Monounsaturated fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg?? 0%

Sodium 1 mg?? 0%

Potassium 153 mg?? 4%

Total Carbohydrate 8 g?? 2%

Dietary fiber 2 g?? 8%

Sugar 4.9 g

Protein 0.7 g?? 1%

Vitamin A?? 0%?? Vitamin C?? 97%

Calcium?? 1%?? Iron?? 2%

Vitamin D?? 0%?? Vitamin B-6?? 0%

Vitamin B-12?? 0%? ?? Magnesium?? 3%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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