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National Strawberry Day - February 27

We continue with February’s heart-shaped and red theme by observinginformation on February 27. These juicy, sweet berries can brighten up any dish and are delicious all on their own.

Not only are they delicious, but they are also fragrant. One of the more aromatic fruits, they belong to the rose family.

Strawberries are grown in nearly every corner of the Earth (if the Earth had corners) except for her most frozen southern and northern reaches. Along with all these possible locations, there are over 600 varieties of strawberries as well.

An excellent source of Vitamin C, strawberries are also a good source of folic acid, potassium and fiber. At 55 calories and zero fat in 1 cup, these sweet things hit the spot when a snack time is calling!

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source: nationalcalendarday.com

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