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. Morning Glory

    Recipe Strawberry Dust

    You might wonder why you would want to make strawberry dust. I use it to sprinkle. It looks very pretty on the plate and tastes beautiful. But if you are prepared to make it in larger quantities then it can be used to mix into cream, ice-cream, meringues etc. Here is some strawberry ice-cream I...
  2. F

    Recipe The Venetian Triology: The Bellini, The Rossini & The Tizziano

    My husband and I are in Venice enjoying the incredibly dazzling dynamic enchanting San Marco´s and The Grand Canal .. This evening, we had headed off to the legendary mythic bar of 1930, Harry´s Bar for a triology of cocktails .. The Bellini: 15 cl. Blonde Prosecco 5 cl. Pureed peach Italian...
  3. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Strawberry Gelato

    As I mentioned in the What Did You Cook/Eat Today? thread, this is what I did with a massive amount of strawberries. In fact, I made this recipe twice. I assume the same could be done with other fruits. I do know that there are some who swear that gelato can only contain milk, but I love the...
  4. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Strawberries and Strawberry Tops

    I don't often come across something in a fruit or veg that I didn't know was edible, but reading an article this morning (it's morning here, I promise) I came across such a thing: strawberry tops. In fact the article listed one or two more such items as well. I have always eat watermelon...
  5. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Light tiramisù with strawberries

    Tiramisù is a classic dessert of italian culinary culture, creamy and delicious cake made with mascarpone cheese and coffee, widespread around the world. There are many different versions proposed, just like this very light with strawberries and ricotta with greek yogurt that as well as being...
  6. Robberdierob

    Low Carb idea's with strawberry Sirup. HELP ME OUT

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  7. The Late Night Gourmet

    Recipe Tropical Ice Cream (Kiwi, Strawberries, and Coconut)

    Here's something to sprinkle that toasted sugar on, though it's very flavorful by itself. You'll be forgiven for thinking this looks like strawberry ice cream: the red of the strawberries bled through everything, and the green of the kiwi and (no surprise) white of the coconut got absorbed. To...
  8. Chocolate muffin stuffed with strawberries

    Chocolate muffin stuffed with strawberries

  9. My Sunday breakfast

    My Sunday breakfast

    Strawberries/blueberries/almonds,2 spelt biscuits and a strong espresso caffe': that's my Sunday breakfast!
  10. Morning Glory

    Recipe Chicken and Strawberry Salad with Home-made Salad Cream

    There are quite a few recipes for chicken and strawberry salad but I thought I’d add different dimension by making good old-fashioned salad cream; a savoury version of strawberries and cream! Most recipes for salad cream include olive oil. I don’t think its needed as the cream is already rich...
  11. Morning Glory

    Recipe Strawberries and Cream Brioche Pudding

    Its strawberry season in the UK and strawberries work well with cinnamon. This is a luxurious bread pudding, especially if you add the Cointreau and serve it with extra cream. Photographed today in natural light. Ingredients 12 thick slices of brioche cut into triangles (approx. 200g)...
  12. Morning Glory

    Recipe Marshmallow Meringue with Strawberries and Kiwi Fruit

    Well...can you believe that in all my 40 odd years of cooking, I've never made meringue before? I thought it was about time. This is a sort of Pavlova, I suppose. It was actually very easy to make. This method produces a crisp meringue which is gooey on the inside. Photographed today in...
  13. Morning Glory

    Strawberry Pie attempt

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  14. C

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  15. A

    Strawberry pie

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  16. kgord

    Recipe Strawberry Salsa

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  17. Diane Lane

    Recipe Strawberry and Ricotta Mini Pies

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  18. DancingLady


    Strawberry season is coming up. I used to look forward to it so much, but once I graduated from high school and moved out, I've never had the money to splurge on berries like my family did. I will only get one box this year. I think strawberries are the only berry I have ever purchased due to...
  19. S

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