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Strawberry (Fragaria Ananassa) belongs to the roseceae family and is a widely consumed fruit. As its genus name - Fragaria (meaning flavor) tells us, Strawberry has a distinct flavor. Originating in middle Europe, Strawberry has been brought to Japan by the Hollanders in the late Edo period. Now, Strawberry is a popular fruit also in Japan with an annual harvest of around 200,000 tons.

The Strawberry fruit was mentioned in ancient Roman literature in reference to its medicinal use. The French began taking the Strawberry from the forest to their gardens for harvest in the 1300s. Charles V. Frances king from 1364 to 1380, had 1,200 Strawberry plants in his royal garden. In the early 1400s western European monks were using the wild Strawberry in their illuminated manuscripts. The Strawberry is found in Italian, Flemish, German art, and English miniatures.

However, despite the fact that Srawberry is eaten together with the small seeds inside, components and functions of the seeds have not well been studied.

Strawberry seed oil is obtained from the grains of Strawberries by means of cold-pressing method and does not subsequently undergo the process of refining and filtration. It is a rich source of Vitamins, non-saturated fatty acids (omega - 3, omega - 6, omega - 9) and antioxidants (tocopherols, ellagic acid). Strawberry seed oil is also rich in ellagic acid, a polyphenol and antioxidant.

Strawberry seed oil is a sweet-smelling oil that is high in essential fatty acids.  It is a stable oil, it has a shelf life of up to two years.
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