The strawberry is a genus of flowering plants in the rose family and plays it’s role in human nutrition since the Stone Age. With the import of the American species in the 18th century, today’s well known garden strawberry was born. Strawberries are from a botanical point of view not true berries, but rank among the so-called aggregate fruits. There are about 20 different strawberry species worldwide, most of them in the moderate climate zones of the northern hemisphere and one in Chile.
Strawberries are mostly consumed as raw fruits or as fruit salad. They can be used to cover cakes or to produce strawberry jam.
Strawberry is one of the most popular flavours in chocolate, ice cream and fruit yoghurt.