Fragaria is a genus from the Rosaceae family. These stoloniferous perennials form about 20 well-recognized species with numerous cultivars and hybrids, all commonly pronounced as strawberries for their fleshy edible fruits. It is marked by mounds of serrated and pleated green leaves along with round white and sometimes pink flowers that are transformed into fruits.
Strawberry is immensely popular for its signature taste, odor, appearance, and heavy nutritional benefits. Its bright color and sweet juicy taste attract not just children but the older population towards it too. It's a powerhouse of Vitamin C, manganese, potassium, and folate. Its antioxidant content makes it fruitful for heart health. It helps increase HDL levels (good cholesterol), normalizes blood sugar levels, and controls hypertension. It is a perfect low-calorie food with sodium-free and fat-free perks.
Strawberries have also entered the skincare realm, thrusting many other ingredients far back on the shelf. It acts as a magnificent exfoliator, removing all those unneeded dead skin cells. It is yet another natural source of salicylic acid that eliminates dark spots and hyperpigmentation, all the while tightening the pores and preventing the formation of blemishes.