Did you know that a strawberry is not in fact a berry?!
Photo courtesy of nourishingwords.net
All of those servings of strawberries and cream… and that lovable little character Strawberry Shortcake with the striped stockings – no berries anywhere! Foodbeast.com reveals that in order for a fruit to be considered a berry it by definition must be “a fleshy fruit produced from a single ovary”.
According to Nora Landis-Shack: “the surrounding flesh around the seed isn’t derived from the fruit’s ovaries but from the receptacle in which the ovaries are found”.
We shouldn’t expect the strawberry to be known by any other name anytime soon, but it’s a freaky food fact indeed!
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