Generally in the bigger strawberries, but sometimes in little ones too, they have a hollow in the center. Is there a purpose for this?
There are other fruits and veggies (cantalope, pumpkin, etc.) that are somewhat hollow, but the hollows are usually filled with seeds.
Coconuts are hollow (with “milk” in the center) but they’re a nut, so I doubt that’s comparable.
I suppose you could say that there are other berries that are hollow, but those spaces used to have something in the center before they were pulled off the bush, a la the raspberry.
So we’re left with the strawberry: Big gaping hole with no seeds in it, no liquid, no part of the vine ripped from it. What’s it for?