Are Strawberries Considered Citrus Fruits?

Not even kinda. In fact, they’re not even berries. They’re part of the Rose family. What a trickster, huh?

To be a member of the citrus gang, a fruit has to have a thick rind and juicy pulp and citrus is also grown in warm regions on trees. Sadly for strawberries, they don’t have a thick, fleshy rind. And since strawberries grow from the ground in mostly northern latitudes, there’s no chance they can ever be part of the citrus family. In fact, they don’t even transport or store as well as citrus.

But there’s one thing they do have going for them. Despite popular belief, strawberries contain more vitamin C than citrus. That should help them to lift their pretty little heads.

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