Strawberry

Oklahoma State Fruit

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Strawberries

Strawberries photo by Brian Prechtel, courtesy of USDA Agricultural Research Service Image Gallery: Fruits and Veggies.

Strawberry

Oklahoma designated the strawberry as official state fruit in 2005. The town of Stilwell, Oklahoma has held an annual strawberry festival for 60 years to celebrate this fruit and the farmers who grow it. 

Strawberries (genus fragaria) are high in Vitamin C and A, and supply 8 percent of the recommended daily allowance for iron. One cup of fragrant, delicious fresh strawberries has only 60 calories and zero grams of fat. Oklahoma also recognizes a state vegetable (watermelon).

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Images

Strawberry; photo by Matthias Richwin on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Strawberry