The term “strawberry” first appeared in French in the twelfth century. It derives from the Vulgar Latin “fragra” which refers to the fragrance of the bay. The strawberry is native to Asia, Europe and America. Already cultivated and consumed by the Romans 1000 years before our era, production didn’t begin until the Renaissance, and became widespread in the nineteenth century, giving rise to more than 600 varieties. Light in calories and refreshing, it is often regarded by the public as the emblem of summer fruits. The United States, Spain and Morocco are the main producers of strawberries.