May 21 – National Strawberries and Cream Day

National Strawberries and Cream Day 

strawberries and cream

Food Facts on Strawberries 

  • The strawberry has about 200 seeds in every berry and they are the only fruit with the seeds outside. 
  • Strawberries are full of a special substance that can help fight cancers. They are also full of flavonoids, which form part of the strawberry’s red color. 
  • Ninety-four percent of US households consume strawberries.
  • Eight strawberries have more vitamin C than an orange, that’s 140% of our daily recommended amount.
  • Strawberries are rich in nitrate and can increase the flow of blood & oxygen to the muscles by 7%, preventing muscle fatigue and making exercise easier.