Strawberries (Fragaria) is a plant of the Rosaceae. The genus includes more than 21 species and many crosses and varieties. Strawberries grow in temperate climates around the globe. The root fruit of the garden strawberry (Fragaria × pineapple) is a commercially significant cultivated berry.
Strawberries contain more vitamin C than oranges. 100 grams of strawberries contain 60 milligrams of vitamin C. That is, two deces of strawberries have a daily dose of vitamin C. Vitamin C retains quite well even when frozen. Two decilitres of strawberries has as much fiber as a piece of rye bread. The fiber content of strawberries is 2.4% of fresh weight. Strawberry is rich in phenolic compounds that strengthen the body's defense mechanisms, act as antioxidants and inhibit the growth of harmful microbes. One hundred grams, or about two deciliters, of strawberries contains 43 kilocalories.