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Get your glow on!

By |2022-09-13T05:55:59+02:00Sep 13th, 2022|Interesting Anecdotes|

A well-kept secret about strawberries is that it can successfully be used as a skin care product. Strawberries prove to be a true hero when treating skin ailments and revitalizing your skin. It will leave your skin feeling fresh and leave it with a healthy glow.   Strawberries boast sharp anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants properties that

Strawberry farming in South Africa

By |2022-06-05T10:25:15+02:00Jun 5th, 2022|Interesting Anecdotes|

  It is only during the past 50-odd years that strawberries are commercially produced in South Africa. The South African Strawberry Growers Association was established in 1972, providing members a supportive platform where issues can be address and tips can be shared. It is especially during the past decade that strawberry production has increased substantially

History of strawberries and cream

By |2022-05-23T12:27:24+02:00May 23rd, 2022|Interesting Anecdotes|

Mention the delightful dish, strawberries and cream, and the spectacular yearly Wimbledon Tennis Tournament hosted in summery London springs to mind. But how did this lovely English dessert become a firm tradition? The story goes that the winning combination of strawberries and cream was introduced by Thomas Wolsey, a right-hand man to King Henry VIII. It

E-i-g-h-t a day

By |2022-05-03T11:06:28+02:00May 3rd, 2022|Interesting Anecdotes|

Even though strawberries are so good that we are tempted to eat buckets-full at a time, the recommended daily amount eight. The benefits include potentially improved heart and brain health, reduced risk of some cancers, and better management of type two diabetes. These eight strawberries basically contain all the Vitamin C you need for the

Most popular ways to enjoy strawberries

By |2022-04-26T08:06:22+02:00Apr 26th, 2022|Interesting Anecdotes|

The sweet and spicy taste of strawberries make it a very versatile snack, and it can be enjoyed in many different delightful ways. The most popular way remains fresh and on its own, or with a generous serving of cream, but some combinations of other tastes make it even more delightful and popular to enjoy.

Who are strawberries’ best mates?

By |2022-04-17T13:23:21+02:00Apr 17th, 2022|Interesting Anecdotes|

It is so rewarding to grow strawberries, but to what can make your growing experience even better is by pairing your strawberry plants with their best friends – this will not only up your strawberry yield, but also increase your harvest of other lovely fruit, herbs, and veg. Good mates to plant with strawberries include

Songs referencing strawberries

By |2022-03-27T22:13:07+02:00Mar 27th, 2022|Interesting Anecdotes|

Throughout the ages, music is riddled with references to the delicious strawberry. Here are 12 popular examples:  Strawberry Sweet by G16 & Boyblanck Strawberry Sweet is a popular hip-hop song by G16 & Boyblanck, released in 2020. Lyrics Strawberry sweet strawberry strawberry strawberry sweet Nikes on feet She got that money To buy what she

Paintings of strawberries

By |2022-03-14T11:58:21+02:00Mar 14th, 2022|Interesting Anecdotes|

Throughout history, strawberries have been a popular and vibrant focus on various paintings – a perfect object for a still life! Here are a few examples by famous artists. Katsushika Hokusai - Swallow and Begonia and Strawberry Pie, 1834 Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) was a Japanese artist, painter, and printmaker who was born in Edo, modern-day

Strawberries make for love, passion and dreams

By |2022-03-07T09:17:41+02:00Mar 7th, 2022|Beauty|

Strawberries date back to Ancient Rome where it was seen as the symbol of Venus, goddess of love. This was because of its bright red colour and powerful taste. In astrology, strawberries are also associated with the planet Venus. Furthermore, legend has it that if you break a double strawberry in half and share it

Is a strawberry a vegetable or a fruit?

By |2022-03-01T11:43:27+02:00Feb 28th, 2022|Interesting Anecdotes|

Depending on who you ask, there are many different opinions around the dilemma of strawberries being a fruit or a vegetable. When looking at the structure and origin of strawberries, we can confirm that they are fruits, if only barely, since they come from the flowering part of the plant and contain seeds. In contrast,