The garden strawberry (or simply strawberry; Fragaria × ananassa) is a widely grown hybrid species of the genus Fragaria, collectively known as the strawberries, which are cultivated worldwide for their fruit. The fruit is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness. It is consumed in large quantities, either fresh or in such prepared foods as jam, juice, pies, ice cream, milkshakes, and chocolates. Artificial strawberry flavorings and aromas are also widely used in products such as candy, soap, lip gloss, perfume, and many others.
The garden strawberry was first bred in Brittany, France, in the 1750s via a cross of Fragaria virginiana from eastern North America and Fragaria chiloensis, which was brought from Chile by Amédée-François Frézier in 1714. Cultivars of Fragaria × ananassa have replaced, in commercial production, the woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca), which was the first strawberry species cultivated in the early 17th century.The strawberry is not, from a botanical point of view, a berry. Technically, it is an aggregate accessory fruit, meaning that the fleshy part is derived not from the plant's ovaries but from the receptacle that holds the ovaries. Each apparent "seed" (achene) on the outside of the fruit is actually one of the ovaries of the flower, with a seed inside it.In 2017, world production of strawberries was 9.2 million tonnes, led by China with 40% of the total.

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  1. mjd

    Recipe Fresh Strawberry Pound Cake

    Source: Fresh Strawberry Pound Cake Source: INGREDIENTS For The Cake: 1 pint fresh strawberries (this is for glaze below as well) 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature 3 cups granulated sugar 5 large Simply Nature Grade A Organic Cage Free Brown Eggs...
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  3. TastyReuben

    Recipe Strawberry Cream Budini

    STRAWBERRY CREAM BUDINI Serves 6 Ingredients 8oz mascarpone cheese 6 TB sweet Marsala, divided 3 TB heavy whipping cream 3 TB sugar, divided 3 cups sliced hulled strawberries (about 15oz) 2-1/4 cups coarsely crumbled amaretti cookies (about 4-1/2oz) Directions 1. In a bowl, add the mascarpone...
  4. ChefBasics

    Recipe & Video Mulled wine poached pears with mojito macerated strawberries

    Video tutorial here Recipe: PEARS: 2 pears 1/2 bottle of red wine (you can cook as many pears in this as needed) 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 star anise 2 cardamom pods 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg 3 tbsp honey MOJITO STRAWBERRIES: 8 strawberries 2 tsp sugar 2 mint leaves 1 shot of...
  5. Windigo

    Recipe Slowcooker white chocolate & strawberry fudge

    This is an incredibly indulgent holiday snack. It's my favorite type of fudge, and so easy to make! What you need: 500 g white chocolate (5 tablets of 100 g) 1 can sweetened condensed milk ( 397 g) 50 g of butter 2 heaped tablespoons of strong dried strawberry powder (this may not be available...
  6. Hemulen

    Recipe Strawberry, Lemon and Hazelnut Muffins

    Strawberry, Lemon and Hazelnut Muffins 12 muffins | Preparation & cooking time 35-40 min Ingredients Zest and juice of 1 lemon 200 ml (~185 g/~170 g) frozen/fresh strawberries 1 tablespoon potato starch 50 ml (~50 g) salted butter 50 ml (~45 g) macadamia nut oil 50 ml (~30 g or a large...
  7. Hemulen

    Recipe Feta cheese and strawberry salad

    At some point I got fed up with raw onion, tomatoes and olives and turned the traditional Greek salad into a sweeter and lighter version which is well suited for younger people and persons who don't prefer raw onion or olives. Goes well with anything and beautifies the party table. Preparation...
  8. LissaC

    Recipe Strawberry ice cream with meringue cookies and strawberry syrup

    Another ice cream creation of my own. Strawberry meringue ice cream is an ice cream flavor sold by a popular ice cream brand and it's one of my favorites. I tried to recreate it at home with less sugar and fresh ingredients. On top of that, I still had 6 egg whites in the freezer from making ice...
  9. TastyReuben

    Recipe Balsamic-Basil Strawberries

    BALSAMIC BASIL STRAWBERRIES I don't know how many this serves...8? Ingredients 1 1/4 cups sugar 1 1/4 cups balsamic vinegar 2 1/2 tablespoons honey 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 1 cup fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces and loosely packed 10 cups strawberries, trimmed and...
  10. Morning Glory

    Recipe Strawberry Rice Pudding with Rosewater

    Rosewater adds a lovely perfumed taste to this creamy rice pudding. I’ve used a conservative amount of sugar here as I really don’t have a sweet tooth - but obviously you can add more, to taste. This pudding can be served warm or cold. Ingredients (serves 2) 50 g short grain pudding rice (or...
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    Porridge, strawberries and maple syrup

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  15. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Dehydrating Strawberries; Dehydrating Grape Tomatoes

    I use an Excalibur 5-tray dehydrator for my dehydration efforts. They also sell a 9-tray one, and they also sell both sized models with timers - which I find are unnecessary. Because timing will depend on ambient humidity and such to begin with. I am NOT a sweet tooth, so these are about...
  16. tofutoday

    Recipe Strawberry Tofu Cake

    Tofu is a great vegan substitute for cream because of its airy texture. This Strawberry tofu Cake recipe is no-bake and in low calorie. It is a great recipe to the vegetarian and the people who want to lose weight. INGREDIENTS • 1 tablespoon salted cherry blossom • 1 tablespoon white jelly(20g)...
  17. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Strawberry Tiramisu

    I came up with this recipe because I was looking for a lighter alternative to the very fatty mascarpone filling. The result is a fresh dessert, easy to prepare and even easier to eat. Serves: 4 | Preparation time: 20 mins + 2 h to rest Ricotta cheese: 400 g Strawberries: 400 g...
  18. rascal

    Strawberry jam....again

    So I'm still picking about 8 decent size berries every day and freezing. The heat here in summer took a toll on the fruit. Last year I picked 9 kgs. This year I've picked only 2 kg. It's raining here so no pickling today but I've got enough to make jam tomorrow. My grandkids love it. Russ
  19. rascal

    Making strawberry jam...

    so I've got .750 kg of frozen strawberries from our garden, now to make some jam. My grandkids love home made jam, so I know where it's going. Pics as I do to follow. Lazy sat here so watching the races and making jam. Do you guys make jam? It's pretty simple 50/50 fruit and sugar. Boil then put...
  20. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Chocolate Muffins with a Strawberry Heart

    Muffins are always a good idea, be it for a sweet breakfast or as snack during afternoon teatime. Whit this recipe and a knob of vanilla ice cream, I've found out that they work well for a delicious dessert as well Makes 6 muffins | Preparation time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 20 mins Cane...
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