About National Strawberry Day
There are almost 200 national food days in the United States, but this is a berry popular day.
TikTok has helped make this holiday popular, with millions of videos circling the strawberry-themed day. Trends include harvesting them, making desserts, art, clothing and songs. The aesthetic of the strawberry has taken off, in turn making its national day more celebrated in recent years.
National Strawberry Day was first implemented in 2013 by grocery chains. The day stuck and is still recognized today.
Did you know?
- Strawberries are not actually berries. Botanically, strawberries are classified as aggregate fruits, which means they are formed from many small drupelets that are packed together to form the fruit we know and love.
- Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside. While other fruits have seeds on the inside, strawberry seeds are on the surface of the fruit, which gives them their unique texture.
- Strawberries are a good source of Vitamin C. Just one cup of strawberries contains more than 100% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C.
- Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring. They typically ripen in April or May, depending on the climate.
- The scientific name of strawberry is Fragaria ananassa, which means Pineapple-like strawberry
- Strawberries are the only fruit that wear their seeds on the outside.
- Strawberries are not only delicious but also have anti-inflammatory properties and are rich in antioxidants.
- The largest strawberry ever grown weighed 3 pounds and 4.5 ounces.