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FRESA __ Fragaria x ananassa

Order: Rosales

Family: Rosacea

Genus: Fragaria

Origin: W Europe

Vitamins: C, P

Minerals: K, Mg, Ca

The strawberry is a wild berry in common parlance but not a berry, in fact not even a fruit, is a "false fruit" or infructescence an Eterio , fleshy receptacle formed by fusion floral on which are the real fruits, achenes in high quantity, between 150 and 200, (which we see as small seeds on the skin of the drill), so is sometimes considered a poliachene .

strawberry is a perennial plant, stoloniferous, has hermaphrodite flowers in diocea munisexuales or polygamous.

Strawberries are red, sweet and aromatic. Garden strawberry is a hybrid created in Europe in the s. XVIII species brought from the Americas, the Fragaria virginiana , from the east coast of North America, of noted flavor, and Fragaria chiloensis , from the Southern Cone of South America, of noted size, and ended up replacing trade in wild strawberry , the main strawberry sold during the s. XVII, smaller but more intense flavor, prized by gourmets .
They are rich in vitamins C and P, as well as potassium, magnesium, calcium and fiber. Facebook is 85% water.

Has sweet flavor, is widely used in food, particularly in desserts ( strawberry pie is one of the more traditional cakes and common throughout the world) and preserves (the strawberry jam is a classic), but also consumed raw, and accompanied by sugar or cream, strawberries and cream , are a popular dessert in Spain and in many countries, Britain is closely associated with the Wimbledon tournament. Also used for the production of alcoholic beverages. The low intake of sugar makes it very suitable for different diets.

Also has medicinal uses, for its diuretic, antirheumatic, antiinflammatory and anti-cholesterol. The leaves of treatments applied to the skin.