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. 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...
  2. 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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    Strawberries and porridge

    Strawberries, maple syrup and porridge
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    Porridge, strawberries and maple syrup

    Porridge, strawberries and maple syrup
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    Porridge and Strawberries
  7. 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...
  8. 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)...
  9. 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...
  10. 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
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Scott-180

    Recipe white chocolate and strawberry cheese cake

    Hi Everyone, I thought I would share with you, my first cheese cake. Once again, I had a little help from my mother (I really need to grow up!). It was such a simple recipe but I was really pleased with the result and can't wait to show it to my friends at our dinner party tonight! Ingredients...
  14. C

    Recipe Strawberry rum frosting

    I found a strawberry buttercream frosting recipe, and I was wondering if I could add rum to it. I didn't know if any additional liquid would mess it up. 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter 4 ½ cups confectioners sugar ½ cup fresh, ripe strawberries, washed, stemmed, and hulled 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  15. MrsDangermouse

    Recipe Strawberry Cake

    Ingredients: 160g self raising flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 85g unsalted butter, softened 150g caster sugar, plus another 1 tbsp for the topping 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 120ml milk 300g (approx) strawberries, hulled and halved Method: Preheat the oven to 175°C and line a 9-inch cake...
  16. Morning Glory

    Recipe Cherry and Strawberry Galette

    A galette is a very easy way to make a tart or flan and of course you can make them savoury as well as sweet. This recipe is vegan as I've used shortcrust made with margarine and glazed with apricot jam to get the pastry looking golden - but you could use egg wash instead (or both)...
  17. Morning Glory

    Strawberries with petals

    I've no idea if this is unusual - but I bought some strawberries today in Sainsbury's Local opposite the B&B where I'm staying - and they have petals. I've not seen this before. Is it a new fad to sell them like this? These are British grown. They were delicious, by the way!
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  19. Sandra

    Recipe Strawberry Bavarian Cream (without eggs)

    Ingredients: 500 gr strawberries 350 fresh cream 150 gr sugar ½ lemon (juice) vanilla flavoring 12 gr gelatine sheets Methods: Wash the strawberries and blend them with sugar and the lemon juice. Put the gelatin sheets in cold water for 10 minutes. Bring to a boil a little of fresh cream and...
  20. Morning Glory

    Strawberry ideas

    Here is one giant strawberry! I think there is a thread somewhere about giant veg and fruit but I couldn't find it. Anyway - I bought this strawberry and a whole lot of others in the market in Saffron Walden (3 huge punnets for £2). So now I have a lot of strawberries to use up. Ideas welcome -...
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