Strawberries not only have a rich, complex history, but they have interesting symbolism and possess a wealth of health pros. The tiny, crimson fruit can be found all over the world and was consumed by ancient civilizations, although the taste may have been a bit different.
Literary works that include strawberries date back as far as the Roman Empire, but as shared by the University of Vermont, they were used strictly for decorative purposes by the Romans. They also site that though they existed in the 1st century AD, strawberries were not raised in Europe until over a thousand years later.
Dwellers of France began taking wild strawberries and planting their seeds in gardens in the 1300s, and within two centuries, other parts of Europe had followed suit. It must be noted that Native Americans were already enjoying strawberries by the time colonists arrived in Virginia in the 1600s.
We don’t know when the Natives’ relationship with the fruit began, but we do know that