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Fun Facts About Berries!

DOMESTIC HINTS

  • To get out a berry stain from a piece of clothing, pour boiling water over the affected area immediately.

HEALTH

  • Eight strawberries contain more Vitamin C than a medium sized orange.
  • The USDA ranked the blueberry as fruit #1 out of 40 common fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants.

SCIENCE

  • Technically, botanists do not classify strawberries as true berries, because unlike berries, the strawberry has seeds on the outside of its skin!
  • Loganberry plants are sturdy and more disease- and frost-resistant than many other berries.

TRIVIA

  • Over 53 percent of seven-to-nine-year-old children picked strawberries as their favorite fruit.
  • Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside of their skin. There are roughly 200 seeds on each berry.

HISTORY

  • Early colonists made gray paint out of blueberries by boiling them in milk.
  • The “tayberry” was named after the river, Tay, in Scotland.

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