Native forms of strawberries adapt to various climates and are indigenous to every major continent except Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
The fruit size of the very early strawberries was very small. Seventy per cent of a strawberry's roots are located in the top three inches of soil. They are the first fruit to ripen in the spring.
Strawberries are well known for their high nutritional value and medicinal properties.
Just eight strawberries daily provides more than 20% of the daily recommended folate intake for expectant mothers. Folate is also important for protein metabolism and formation of red blood cells.
Strawberries are also rich in Vitamin C and silicon making them very useful for aterial and all connective tissue repair. It is interesting to note that strawberries help strengthen the teeth and gums and help remove tartar. Cut a strawberry in half and rub onto the teeth and gums, leave on for 45 minutes and rinse with warm water.
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