Deutsch: Erdbeere / English: Strawberry
Strawberry, is a commercial hybrid species of strawberry (Fragaria) that is widely grown. It is cultivated worldwide for its fruit. The fruit (which is not a botanical berry, but an aggregate accessory fruit) is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness. It is consumed in large quantities, either fresh or in prepared foods such as preserves, fruit juice, pies, ice creams, milkshakes, and chocolates. Artificial strawberry aroma is also widely used in many industrialized food products.

In the food context, "strawberry" refers to a sweet and juicy red fruit that is commonly used in desserts, jams, and baked goods. Here are some examples of how strawberries are used in food:

  1. Strawberry shortcake: A classic dessert made with layers of shortcake, whipped cream, and sliced strawberries.

  2. Strawberry jam: A sweet spread made with strawberries and sugar, often used on toast or as a filling for pastries.

  3. Strawberry smoothie: A blended drink made with fresh or frozen strawberries, yogurt, and milk or juice.

  4. Strawberry tart: A pastry crust filled with fresh strawberries and pastry cream, often served as a dessert.

  5. Strawberry salad: A salad made with fresh strawberries, greens, and a vinaigrette dressing.

Other foods that are similar to strawberries include:

  1. Raspberry: A small, red fruit that is sweet and tart, often used in desserts, jams, and sauces.

  2. Blackberry: A dark, juicy fruit that is sweet and slightly tart, often used in pies, jams, and sauces.

  3. Blueberry: A small, blue fruit that is sweet and juicy, often used in desserts, baked goods, and smoothies.

  4. Cherry: A small, round fruit that is sweet and juicy, often used in pies, jams, and as a topping for desserts.

  5. Cranberry: A tart fruit that is often used in sauces, jams, and as a garnish for cocktails.

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