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Strawberry

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Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily
: Rosoideae
Genus
: Fragaria
Species
: F ananassa

The Strawberry plant is a perennial plant. Leaves and flowers spring from almost the ground, both with a similar length. Flowering stems with no leaves holding flowers with five petals , five sepals and numerous stamens. The Strawberry is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness. It is consumed in large quantities, either fresh or in prepared foods such as preserves, fruit juice, pies, ice creams, milkshakes, and chocolates. Artificial strawberry aroma is also widely used in many industrialized food products.

Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, ellagic acid, linoleic and alpha-linolenic. These are substances capable of inhibiting cancer substances that can attack healthy cells. It is helpful to eat these fruits as a dessert from time to time. In the case of strawberries, a purifying diet with this food can be a good way to eliminate toxins from the body. They have more than 90% water and very little fat and carbohydrates. This determines that have very few calories. The strawberries helps to keep digestion regular, as well as lowers blood pressure and curbs overeating. The potassium, vitamin K, and magnesium in strawberries are also important for bone health. Crushing the leaves and applying them to your face can be a good remedy to avoid face wrinkles. Applying the fruit juice on the skin is a good way to get rid of skin spots, pustules and other acne signs. Skin mask can be done with the fruits for the same purpose.