For those of you who are wondering what the heck is the difference, because I sure did, let me take you back on a little trip to high school biology. Let’s start with the cotyledon. The cotyledon is an embryonic leaf that’s present in seed-bearing plants (which makes sense, since the terms embryos and seeds kinda belong together). One or more cotyledons are the first leaves that appear when a seed is germinating. And things get much easier from here. A monocot has one cotyledon while a dicot has, you guessed it, two. Another way to recognize a dicot is to know that they have larger groups of flowers than monocots do. If you’ve ever seen strawberries growing, you know they have lots of green leaves. Some of these leaves even make it to your kitchen. That’s because it’s a dicot!
Are strawberries high in arginine? Arginine, that crazy little amino acid, is an essential part of our diets. And most berries, including strawberries, do have high levels.
This may be of particular interest to those suffering from herpes. If you are a sufferer, keep an eye on foods with high levels of arginine and if you notice that it worsens the situation, causing frequent outbreaks, you should try cutting back on these foods or, if you must, eliminate them. But be aware that there are alternatives to elimination. Include foods that are high in Lysine, like yogurts and cheese, which have been found to reduce the virus growth, while decreasing foods high in arginine, which supports it. You can also purchase Lysine tablets from most health food stores and specialty shops.