EN on Foods
June 2013 Issue
Healthy, Heart-ful Strawberries
Known as heart-seed berries by Native Americans, strawberries have captured imaginations and palates for thousands of years. Mythology tells how the tears of the goddess Venus, which were shed over the death of Adonis, fell to earth and became strawberry plants. The wild strawberry, which is native to the Americas, Europe and Asia, is now cultivated worldwide, where it is celebrated at festivals and enjoyed with shortcake, in frozen delights and straight from the vine as a fresh welcome to spring and a cool repast on hot summer days.
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