British patisserie strawberries

Patisserie strawberries 10x400g
Patisserie strawberries 400g

strawberriesThe strawberry is an aggregate accessory fruit, meaning that they are the swelling of the plant’s stalk that happens after the flowers have been pollinated. Each of the tiny seeds that cover the berries are actually the real fruit.

The strawberry fruit was mentioned in ancient Roman literature in reference to its medicinal use, where the entire strawberry plant was used to treat depressive illnesses. The French began taking the strawberry from the forest to their gardens for harvest in the 1300s, and it is said that Charles V of France (1364 to 1380) had 1,200 strawberry plants in his royal garden.

There are hundreds of different varieties of cultivated strawberries, which vary in size, shape, juiciness, texture, and sweetness. The largest producer, by far, is the USA, followed by Turkey and Spain.

Few studies have directly examined the effects of eating strawberries on human health. Limited research indicates that strawberry consumption may be associated with a decreased cardiovascular disease risk and that phytochemicals present in strawberries have anti-inflammatory or anticancer properties. What has been proven is that strawberries contain large amounts of Vitamin C, folate, fibre, potassium and antioxidants.

Angus Soft Fruits grows Reynolds patisserie strawberries throughout the UK season. which includes 20 berry specialist growers, such as Tim Stockwell and his wife Alice, who have been farming in Crail, since 1990.

If you’re looking for some fresh ideas for your menu, check out our recipe section which includes Macerated strawberries with strawberry and balsamic ripple ice cream.

Alternatively, try this Summer berry sorbet with pain perdu and fresh summer berries.

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