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Can You Guess How Many Seeds Are on a Strawberry?

Can You Guess How Many Seeds Are on a Strawberry?

See how much you know about this popular berry

We bet the number of seeds on one strawberry will surprise you.

We eat a lot of strawberries. In fact, 94 percent of people in the United States eat strawberries, and the average American eats over five pounds each year! But, how much do you actually know about this juicy red berry? Did you know that strawberries are actually a member of the rose family? Or that California alone produces enough strawberries (1 billion pounds each year) to go around the world fifteen times if they were laid end-to-end?

Want to test your knowledge of this popular berry? Try guessing how many seeds the average strawberry contains. Is it…

A). 65? The same as the grams of sugar in a 20-ounce bottle of Coca Cola

(Credit: Flickr/Raniel Diaz)

B). 200? The same as the percent of your Daily Recommended Value of vitamin A you’ll receive by eating just one carrot

(Credit: Flickr/Jeremy Keith)

C).75? The same as the number of hamburgers that McDonald’s sells every second

(Credit: Flickr/James)

D).250? The same as the number of cherries it takes to make one cherry pie.

(Credit: Flickr/Sam Howzit)

The answer? 200!

Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.


How to Make Fruit Leather

Start with high quality strawberries. Not those crunchy apple-sized ones that taste like a whole lotta nothing. You'll need about 2 cups of strawberries and 1 large banana.

Preheat your oven to 175ºF.

Cut the tops off the strawberries (be sure to wash them first!) and cut the banana into large chunks. Throw them in a blender or food processor and process until smooth.

Taste the mixture to see if any sweetener is needed. If the fruit was ripe, you shouldn't have to add anything. But if the berries were a little tart, stir in honey or agave nectar to taste.

You can put the mixture through a fine mesh sieve if you want to remove the seeds, but it's really not necessary.

Pour the fruit mixture onto a rimmed baking sheet that's been coated in cooking spray.

Use a spatula to spread the strawberry banana puree so it covers the baking sheet evenly. This might take a little time, but it's an important step! Place baking sheet on the center rack of the oven.

Because fruit varies in water content and ovens vary in how they cook, I can't tell you exactly how long the fruit leather will need to bake. This particular batch took 2 ½ hours, which seems to be about the norm for my oven.

Note that my fruit leather is thinner than many other recipes, which is why it takes less time. I like it this way!

You want the leather to be pliable, but not wet you should be able to touch the fruit leather without leaving an indentation.

You may notice the edges of the fruit leather are done before the center, particularly if the puree wasn't spread evenly on the baking sheet before going into the oven. That's okay! Just cut the edges off and return the fruit leather to the oven until the rest of it is done.

Once the fruit leather is done baking, cut it into strips or shapes using a pizza cutter, knife, or kitchen shears and when it's cooled completely, wrap or roll in plastic wrap or wax paper.

We usually eat ours within a day or two, but according to the National Center for Home Food Preservation, it will last up to 1 month when wrapped in plastic and stored at room temperature or 1 year in the freezer.


  • Strawberries can be used in many different ways. They may be eaten whole, sliced or crushed. Strawberries are an excellent addition to fruit salads, ice cream, and sorbets.
  • Strawberries are also used to decorate appetizers and cheese platters, or even in a beautiful strawberry cobb salad.
  • Why not try making a savoury strawberry recipe with our strawberry glazed pork chops and spinach salad, a satisfying spring supper to serve to friends.
  • To really wow your dinner guests, try your hand at making a strawberry fan or chocolate strawberry tuxedo.
  • For a simple but delicious treat, wash and hull strawberries, scoop out some of the flesh and fill with mascarpone cheese mixed with a little lemon zest. This makes an impressive appetizer or dessert.
  • Strawberries are perfect in jam or jelly, and taste great with fresh basil and aged balsamic vinegar. One of Produce Made Simple’s favourite contributors, Amy Bronee is a preserving expert. Try her strawberry jam recipes either with or without pectin.
  • Take the classic shortcake dessert and give it a twist in this strawberry shortcakes with sour cream.
  • Families with little girls may be familiar with the children’s book, Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink, where the main character tries to make pink lemonade. Make sure you don’t follow her recipe! Try this delicious Strawberry Basil Lemonade instead.
  • Citrus halibut with strawberry relish is an elegant, simple and fresh meal you can make on the grill.
  • Kick back with some of these strawberry watermelon mojitos that will hit the sweet spot without being overloaded with sugar.
  • Overnight oats are the perfect solution for starting your day healthy when your mornings are too busy to cook breakfast.
  • Quick, simple and tasty is exactly what these yummy individual strawberry cheesecakes are…not to mention perfect for entertaining. You can even try experimenting with different types of cookies. I love chocolate covered digestive cookies crumbled at the bottom!
  • When they are ripe and very sweet, they can be eaten raw with yogurt or ice cream, with fresh cream, or sprinkled with icing sugar. They are also delicious dipped in chocolate fondue.
  • When strawberries are overly ripe they can be used in pies, cookies, mousses, soufflés, flans, smoothies, puddings, and cakes.

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What's the Difference Between Sowing Seeds and Planting Starts?

Here's how to decide which propagation method is best for you.

When you start any kind of garden, you&aposll quickly realize you have to make a variety of decisions. First, you have to consider and choose where and what you will grow. Once you know which vegetables, herbs, or flowers you want to plant where, you&aposll have to figure out whether you want to grow them from seeds or from starts (also known as seedlings or transplants).

Some plants do better when they are grown from seed and planted directly in the soil, while others do just fine when transplanted as starts. Deciding what to do often comes down to your preferences, comfort level, the amount of time you have, the region you live in (short or longer growing season), and how much you want to spend.

Both seeds and starts offer benefits and downsides:

  • Buying seeds can be a lot of fun as you search through online or physical seed catalogs, or browse the aisle at your local garden nursery. Whatever you want to plant, whether it&aposs tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, or sunflowers, there are many varieties to choose from. It can be easy to get lost in so many options.
  • Purchasing starts is exciting, too, especially when browsing to see what plants and varieties are available. You may be inspired to choose some veggies or herbs that weren&apost on your radar or initially part of your plans. But with starts, you&aposll have a more limited selection to choose from.

Here are some pros and cons for buying seeds or starts to help you decide what is right for you:


Yes! Emphatically, yes! This recipe truly tastes like strawberries and cream oatmeal. Imagine a creamsicle type ice pop in oatmeal form &ndash that&rsquos what this is!

If you want to make this oatmeal even more indulgent and creamy, use whole milk or half and half. Yum!


5 More Fun Facts About Strawberries

    They grow about 2 billion pounds of the heart-shaped strawberry fruits per year. Every state in the U.S. and every province in Canada grows their own too.

2. Giant strawberries can be as large as apples. Whoa!

3. Strawberries have a higher antioxidant value than carrots, helping prevent cataracts and other degenerative eye problems!

4. 94% of households in the US consume strawberries.

5. If all the strawberries produced in California in one year were laid berry to berry, they would go around the world 15 times.

Thank you for reading our blog on how to grow strawberries. We hope you learned something new.


  • Strawberries can be used in many different ways. They may be eaten whole, sliced or crushed. Strawberries are an excellent addition to fruit salads, ice cream, and sorbets.
  • Strawberries are also used to decorate appetizers and cheese platters, or even in a beautiful strawberry cobb salad.
  • Why not try making a savoury strawberry recipe with our strawberry glazed pork chops and spinach salad, a satisfying spring supper to serve to friends.
  • To really wow your dinner guests, try your hand at making a strawberry fan or chocolate strawberry tuxedo.
  • For a simple but delicious treat, wash and hull strawberries, scoop out some of the flesh and fill with mascarpone cheese mixed with a little lemon zest. This makes an impressive appetizer or dessert.
  • Strawberries are perfect in jam or jelly, and taste great with fresh basil and aged balsamic vinegar. One of Produce Made Simple’s favourite contributors, Amy Bronee is a preserving expert. Try her strawberry jam recipes either with or without pectin.
  • Take the classic shortcake dessert and give it a twist in this strawberry shortcakes with sour cream.
  • Families with little girls may be familiar with the children’s book, Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink, where the main character tries to make pink lemonade. Make sure you don’t follow her recipe! Try this delicious Strawberry Basil Lemonade instead.
  • Citrus halibut with strawberry relish is an elegant, simple and fresh meal you can make on the grill.
  • Kick back with some of these strawberry watermelon mojitos that will hit the sweet spot without being overloaded with sugar.
  • Overnight oats are the perfect solution for starting your day healthy when your mornings are too busy to cook breakfast.
  • Quick, simple and tasty is exactly what these yummy individual strawberry cheesecakes are…not to mention perfect for entertaining. You can even try experimenting with different types of cookies. I love chocolate covered digestive cookies crumbled at the bottom!
  • When they are ripe and very sweet, they can be eaten raw with yogurt or ice cream, with fresh cream, or sprinkled with icing sugar. They are also delicious dipped in chocolate fondue.
  • When strawberries are overly ripe they can be used in pies, cookies, mousses, soufflés, flans, smoothies, puddings, and cakes.

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Kick back with some of these Skinny Strawberry Watermelon Mojitos that will hit the sweet&hellip

Overnight oats are the perfect solution for starting your day healthy when your mornings are&hellip

Lemonade is delicious in its own right, but this variation of strawberry basil lemonade takes&hellip


Strawberry Salad Dressing

Salad is all about – and only as good as – the dressing. I have a classic Strawberry Salad Recipe with Poppy Seed Dressing coming soon, but for this jazzed up version, I went with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette. And it is ah-mazing.

This Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette is beautifully rich with a strawberry undertone and sweet-tart acidic bite. It’s sweet and sour, complex and simple all at the same time. Classic Poppy Seed Dressing has loads of sugar but this Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette gleans its sweetness from the strawberries and only 1 tablespoon sugar. You may or may not need to add more sugar depending on the sweetness of your balsamic vinegar.

This Balsamic Vinaigrette is s snap to make by adding strawberries, balsamic vinegar, and splashes of Dijon, sugar, dried minced onion, garlic, paprika, thyme, salt and pepper to your blender and processing until smooth then adding your olive oil and poppy seeds – so you get Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette with poppy seeds!


Winding it Up

Add chia seeds in your smoothies whatever the recipe, it is a no-brainer. It doesn’t change the taste but only gives you a different texture depending if you use non-soaked or pre-soaked chia seeds.

With all the benefits from this superfood, there is no reason not to include it in your smoothie.

A nutritionist student who loves to mix match ingredients to get the perfect balanced food. She believes that everyone should understand the basic contains of food and how to process it correctly.