Strawberry Facts for Kids

A Picture of a Basket of Strawberries
  • Name: Strawberry, strawberries
  • Type of Food: Fruit
  • Produced From: Garden strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa)
  • Total Calories: 50 (147 grams serving)
  • Total Fat: 0 grams (147 grams serving)
  • Total Protein: 1 gram (147 grams serving)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 11 grams (147 grams serving)

24 Strawberry Facts for Kids

  1. A strawberry is a fruit grown worldwide for consumption and other uses.
  2. Strawberries are members of the Rosaceae family in the Fragaria genus.
  3. The strawberry as we know today is a hybrid of Fragaria virginiana and Fragaria chiloensis.
  4. From a scientific and botanical standpoint, a strawberry is not a berry, but rather an accessory fruit.
  5. Strawberries usually have a right red color but can come in pinkish and white colors.
  6. Strawberries are a sweet fruit, with a juicy texture and easy to recognize aroma.
  7. A strawberry can have on average 200 seeds on it.
  8. One cup of strawberries (168 grams) has 53 calories.
  9. One cup of strawberries (168 grams) has 1 gram of fat.
  10. One cup of strawberries (168 grams) has no cholesterol.
  11. One cup of strawberries (168 grams) has 2 milligrams of sodium (salt).
  12. One cup of strawberries (168 grams) has 13 grams of carbohydrates.
  13. One cup of strawberries (168 grams) has 1 gram of protein.
  14. One cup of strawberries (168 grams) has 27 milligrams of calcium, 1 milligram of iron and 254 milligrams of potassium.
  15. In 2017, the largest producer of strawberries was China with 4.1 million tons.
  16. In 2017, the entire world produced over 10 million tons of strawberries.
  17. In 2017, the United States strawberry market was estimated to be worth $3.5 billion.
  18. Strawberries can be eaten raw, frozen or cooked.
  19. Strawberries are typically freeze dried and added to other foods like cereal, ice cream and oatmeal.
  20. Strawberries can be turned in jams and jellies.
  21. Strawberries are considered an excellent source of ascorbic acid (vitamin C).
  22. Strawberries are used in cosmetic fragrances, air freshener and other consumer products to make them smell like strawberries.
  23. Scientists have sequenced strawberries and they have 7,096 genes.
  24. Some humans are allergic to strawberries and can have an anaphylactic reaction if they eat one.

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