The amazing health benefits of the delicious strawberry include improved eye care, proper brain function, relief from high blood pressure, arthritis, gout, and various cardiovascular diseases. The polyphenolic and antioxidant content of strawberries makes them beneficial for improving the immune system, preventing various types of cancers, and for reducing the signs of premature aging.

A strawberry (Fragaria) is a sweet, red heart-shaped fruit, which is much loved for its delicious taste. Native to many parts of the world, it belongs to the rose family and has a distinct, fragrant aroma. Despite its name, a strawberry is not a berry botanically. It is an aggregate accessory fruit, which means that the fleshy part is not derived from the plant ovaries. Instead, each visible seed covering its outside is borne from one of the ovaries of the flower. Also, the strawberry leaves can be eaten raw, cooked, or even used to make tea. Strawberries grow in bushes and are seasonal fruits that also boost your health.

 

Strawberries are often eaten raw or added to fruit salads, custards, and various other recipes. Due to their extraordinarily rich flavor, taste, and color, the fruit essence is used in tablets, medicines, protein bars, energy shakes, and supplements. The fragrant fruit is rich in antioxidants and is a popular flavoring in lip balms, lotions, face washes, toothpastes, body oils, shampoos, and body oils too! Strawberries are packed with vitamins and minerals such as vitamins C and K, folate, potassium, manganese, and magnesium. They are low-calorie, fiber-rich fruits, which are abundant in antioxidants and polyphenols. A cup of strawberries contains only 49 calories, provides 3g of fiber, and 12g of carbohydrates.

Ilantot Farm has been growing strawberries and raspberries since 2005 in the Modjo Shewa region of Ethiopia. The conditions to grow these popular fruits are ideal; the Ethiopian highlands are 1780m above sea level that combines cool temperatures and tropical sunshine producing sweet, aromatic and juicy fruits. The fruits are hand picked and packed and “grown with an environmental and social philosophy”.

Next to the farm you can find a Café where you can stop for a strawberry sweet treat – a cake, strawberry juice or smoothie either before you join the freeway back to Addis or as you exit the freeway heading south. It is definitely a great place to break your journey. You can also purchase punnets of fruit.

+251 11 656 9093 (farm)

Address: Main Road | Located on Side Ilantot Strawberry Farm

80km, Mojo, Ethiopia

Phone Number: 228160090 (café)