Today is National Strawberry Day! There are many ways to enjoy strawberries and celebrate this fun day!! Boo-Shaw Bakery’s suggestion to all of our wonderful friends, family and customers is to order our DELICIOUS Strawberries n Cream Pastry cookie –
Fun, Interesting Strawberry Facts:
- The Strawberry is not technically considered a berry.
- Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants.
- There are nearly 600 varieties of strawberries.
- Strawberries may be good for your health in many ways, from helping your heart and reducing inflammation to lowering your risk of cancer.
History of National Strawberry Day
National Strawberry Day has been celebrated since at least 2013. Strawberries have been part of human civilization since ancient times. In the 1500s, botanists started naming different species of strawberries which were used widely for medicinal purposes. In the early 19th century, love for strawberries spread quickly when strawberries and cream were seen as a luxury, and the invention of the railroad meant that they could be transported quickly all around the country. New York produced bumper crops and farms also sprang up in Arkansas, Louisiana, Florida, and Tennessee. Now, 75% of U.S. strawberries are grown in California, but they are still grown in every state. In the 2000s, commercial strawberry producers increased demand by cultivating the fruit to enhance its sweet smell, size, color, and shape like a heart.
It’s time to celebrate National Strawberry day for yourself and enjoy a Strawberry or two (or more) in so may ways!!