The precursors of modern strawberries came from both North America and South America. Explorers brought an early version of the strawberry from the Virginia area of North America to France in the 1500s, while another Frenchman spotted a different form of strawberry in what is now Chile in the 1700s.
French horticulturists planted the two plants beside each other, which created a hybrid of the two plants. This hybridization developed into the large, juicy, tart, red fruits that are now grown in nearly every region of the world. The U.S. is the top global producer of strawberries, supplying the world with approximately 20 percent of the fruit each year.Learn More
The four vegetables with the lowest carbohydrate content are radishes, celery, spinach and lettuce, which all contain less than two grams per serving. The amount of carbohydrates consumed will vary depending on serving size.Full Answer >
Eating lettuce does not expand your stomach. Leafy green vegetables, such as lettuce and cabbage, contain a gas-producing starch called raffinose. Some people lack the enzymes necessary to break down this starch. As a result, their stomachs may feel stretched or bloated after eating lettuce.Full Answer >
Scientific name examples for guava include Psidium guajava for the apple guava, Psidium guineese for the Brazilian guava, Psidium dumetorum for the Jamaican guava and Psidium cattleianum for the strawberry guava. Guavas are comprised of about 100 species that belong to the Myrtaceae family.Full Answer >
Most varieties of wild strawberries are edible, though some are not palatable. For instance, the Virginia wild strawberry, Fragaria virginiana, is an edible variety with good flavor, while the beach or coast variety of strawberry, Fragaria chiloensis, is not as tasty, though still edible.Full Answer >