Everybody's favourite berry, the strawberry is succulent, fragrant and is as beautiful as it is flavourful

BerryWorld Strawberries

The strawberry, the big berry, the king of the hull

Everyone's favourite berry, the strawberry, has had us fooled all along and is in fact not a berry but a fruit. These aggregate accessory fruits originate from the genus Fragaria plant which are part of the Rose family and cousins of the blackberry and raspberry.

The modern day strawberries have been developed by a chance encounter between Fragaria Virginiana from North America and Fragaria Chiloensis from South America, which took place in a French garden in the middle of the 18th Century. Two hundred and fifty years of hybridisation later, BerryWorld are now cream of the crop and are producing award winning strawberry such as our British grown Sweet Eve, Eve's Delight, Elsanta and Sonata.

These sweet, juicy and delicately fragrant fruit are now cultivated and enjoyed throughout the world as they are widely appreciated for their bright red colour, juicy texture and sweet taste. 

BerryWorld strawberries

The BerryWorld range of strawberries (BerryWorld, BerryWorld Jewel, BerryWorld Organic and BerryWorld Fresh) can be found at the following select stores:

When buying strawberries, look for shiny, crimson red berries.The colour may vary from season to season, but should be vibrant orangey-red or deep crimson. The calyx, the leaves at the top of the stem, should be green and fresh, with no browning. Strawberries are ready ripened when you buy them.

Strawberry nutrition

  • Proportionally strawberries are low in calories and high in fibre
  • Strawberries contain more vitamin C than the equivalent weight of fresh oranges, just 7 strawberries (80g) provides your recommended daily amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C contributes to maintain the normal function of the immune system and contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin K (which contributes to the maintenance of normal bones) and manganese, as well as folic acid, potassium, riboflavin, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, copper, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids
  • Strawberries contain significant levels of the antioxidant anthocyanidin which provides them with their vibrant red colour
  • Historically strawberries were used medicinally to help with digestive ailments, teeth whitening and skin irritations

Strawberry Nutrition per 100 g strawberries (about 10)

  • 32 kcal
  • 0.3g Fat
  • 2g Fibre
  • 0.6g Protein
  • 2g Fibre
  • 77mg Vitamin C

Best strawberry recipes

Whether they’re effortlessly blended into breakfast, making your lunch lighter, or baked into delicious desserts, strawberries make a scrumptious and nutritious addition to just about any occasion. 

Here at BerryWorld we have created a host of tasty strawberry recipes especially for you to discover the richness and joy within the world of strawberries.

How to keep your strawberries fresh

Store strawberries in the fridge as soon as possible after purchase. Keep the punnet upright and handle carefully to avoid bruising.

It is important that strawberries are brought to room temperature before eating; this brings out the fullest flavours in the fruit.

Always wash your strawberries before you eat them. The best way to do this is to carefully place them into a colander, rinse under cold water and gently pat dry with kitchen towel.

When are strawberries in season?

 
Spain
Available: January, February, March, April, May, December
Morocco
Available: January, February, March, April, November, December
United Kingdom
Available: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Holland
Available: April, May, October, November, December
Egypt
Available: January, February, November, December
Israel
Available: January, February, November, December
Jordan
Available: January, February
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