S is for Scrumptious Strawberries

Strawberries

Although not a native crop to Egypt, strawberries thrive in Egyptian soil and weather. These scrumptious strawberries are abundant at the markets during their season between December and March.  Besides the fruit, fresh strawberry juice is also popular here. According to one website, farmers can collect 40 to 50 tons of strawberries per hectare, much more than what is grown in other areas. Egypt exports strawberries to Europe, Asia, Africa, and other parts of the Middle East. Read this article for interesting information about the growing of strawberries in Egypt and the low demand this season. Strawberries are sold here in Dahab for about LE 10 ($1.5) a kilo. And they made delicious chocolate-covered treats yesterday. Yum, yum!

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