As light as a cloud of cotton, so delicate that it melts in your mouth. The wild strawberry has a unique, melt-in-the-mouth texture which you will remember long after eating it. It has a surprising and unexpected flavor you won’t forget.
Offering more than just great taste
The Wild Strawberry is naturally low in calories and completely fat and sodium free. It is also a good source of Vitamin C, which contributes *
- to the normal functioning of the immune system
- the maintenance of the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exertion
- to protect cells from oxidative stress
- to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- normal energy metabolism
- to the normal functioning of the nervous system
- the normal formation of collagen useful in turn for the normal formation of blood vessels, bones, cartilages, gums, skin, teeth
* as part of a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Our wild strawberries
The Wild Strawberry is the fruit of an
herbaceous plant belonging to the Rosaceae Family and the Fragaria genus. The plant’s trilobed, serrated leaves grow on thin petioles and its small white flowers bloom every year between spring and summer and reflower again in autumn.
In order to meet our quality standards, Sant’Orsola wild strawberries must be whole with a soft consistency. They must be clean, without any damage or marks on their surface and should not have a calyx. The wild strawberry is typically red in color and its sweet taste is perfectly balanced by its delicate acidity. The fruits have a unique and intense flavor.
Similar to the wild strawberry and often confused with its “evil twin” (the mock strawberry or Duchesnea Indica) the cultivated wild strawberry is recognizable for its larger size, elongated conical shape and lighter color.
It is small and very fragrant with a soft consistency. The name “Fragaria” has indo-european origins and is connected to the Sanskrit word “ghra”, meaning “fragrance”.
Several popular traditions conferred beneficial, almost magical virtues to this fruit.
Sant’Orsola’s wild strawberry plants are treated with a highly reduced use of phytosanitary treatment, 70% lower than the limits imposed by law. We only choose treatments with the lowest environmental impact and we use them on plants only when strictly necessary, to protect them. All Sant’Orsola’s crops are regulated by the “Sant’Orsola Procedural Guidelines for Integrated Pest Management”, in compliance with the national integrated production guidelines.
We are fragile, handle us with care! Keep in the fridge between +4° and +8° degrees and wash just before serving.
Origin and availability
Our Fruits Family
Are you looking for the freshness of the raspberry, the contrasting sweet and sour flavors of the blackberry and the sophisticated taste of currants? Or do you prefer the blueberry’s crispness or the comforting embrace of the strawberry?