Heart-shaped strawberries are the symbol of Venus, the Roman goddess of love. It's almost as if these berries are aphrodisiacs by association — the word aphrodisiac is based on the name of Venus's predecessor, the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. Also known as fruit nipples, strawberries are said to whet one's sexual appetite. In fact, French newlyweds are served this fruit before embarking on their honeymoons.
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