Indigo Herbs is proud to have a range of slow-dried fruit powders that can add flavour and extra nutritional content to desserts and smoothies. This Strawberry Fruit Powder has still got all of the vitamins, minerals and mouth-watering flavours completely preserved through a clever process of slow drying at low temperatures. Slow drying also makes sure that the strawberries used are completely preserved in a form that can utilized at any time. This Strawberry Powders will not deteriorate like fresh fruits but still has all the benefits.
Wild Strawberry is mentioned in Roman literature and has been a favourite of the French since the 14th century. It was a chosen food of French King Charles V who had 1,200 strawberry plants in his royal garden. From this period onward the strawberry appeared in illuminated manuscripts and in many different forms of artwork all over Europe. The wild strawberry was cultivated up until in the early 18th century until the French bred American and Chilean varieties together in the 1750’s which we know today as the common garden strawberry. The garden strawberry has much larger fruit than any wild variety and soon became prevalent throughout the world as the only variant to grow because of its marvellous fruits.
The Strawberry in a creeping herbaceous plant with eight main species. Growth appears from a central root and has no branching. Flowers are usually white and hermaphrodite in nature acting as either male or female. Being quite a fickle plant, the garden strawberry is quite susceptible to disease and have to be cultivated under watchful eyes to ensure a good crop. If the mother plant is left then it sprouts runners that root and form more plants.