A Strawberry isn't a BERRY??? Sayyyyyyy whatttt!!

I hope your day is going well so far. I learned a while back about strawberries and just had to share it with you. 

First, lets define what a berry is: Botanists define a fruit as the portion of a flowering plant that develops from a single ovary. It contains the seeds, protecting them and facilitating dispersal. Strawberries clearly don't contain their seeds (meaning on the inside). A berry is an indehiscent (not splitting apart at maturity) fruit and have a fleshy wall. Berries are not all tiny, and they're not all sweet.

Despite a popular misconception, the strawberry is not actually a berry. Strawberries are part of the rose family. Strawberries are an accessory aggregate fruit, meaning one that forms from multiple ovaries within the same flower. Accessory fruits contain additional floral parts that grow into achenes, or seeds, on the strawberry flower's surface. The brownish or whitish specks, which are commonly considered seeds, are the true fruits, called achenes, and each of them surrounds a tiny seed. These achenes also make strawberries relatively high in fiber. According to the Wellness Encyclopedia of Food and Nutrition, one-half cup of strawberries supplies more fiber than a slice of whole wheat bread, and more than 70% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C.


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