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The mighty strawberry

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For a little red fruit, the strawberry is a superhero

Cultivated as early as the 17th century, even its botanical name calls to mind something wonderful: fragraria. Did you know that strawberries are considered to be a “false fruit” and that the plant belongs to the rose family? With only 49 calories per cup (4 of those calories from fat) and offering 149% of the daily requirement of Vitamin C, why wouldn’t you reach for these luscious red beauties during their season – in the east, that season is now. So go on, indulge – it’s good for you!

Strawberry Nutrition Information and the fruit’s history and lore from the Illinois Cooperative Extension. Find out why red fruit is so good for you.