The strawberry belongs to the genus Fragraria, which makes it a close relative to the rose. The name of this genus means ‘fragrant’, so you can see why. Just imagine slicing up roses to scatter on your muesli in the morning!
4. Strawberries could cure your headache
Strawberries contain natural salicylates, an ingredient found in aspirin. Next time you have a headache, try munching on a few fresh strawberries.
5. The seeds of strawberries aren’t what they seem
The little yellow specks on the outside of strawberries aren’t actually seeds. In fact, they are called achene and are considered by botanists to be tiny little fruit.
8. In the US, there’s a National Blueberry Pie Day
Seriously. On April 28 each year, the nation celebrates blueberry pie. They also celebrate National Blueberry Muffin Day on July 11. Given that blueberries are such a nutritional powerhouse, we think it’s well warranted.
9. Blueberries make a great natural food dye
If you’re after a vibrant purple colour for your next baking escapade but hate the idea of using synthetic food dye, then blueberries can be used instead.