The NileRed video What is DNA and what does it taste like? | Edible Chem shows the extraction of a surprisingly large amount of DNA from some strawberries. At 02:22 the narrator says:

What I think is really cool, is that it’s actually possible to isolate DNA from pretty much any living thing. For this video though, I’ve decided to get it from strawberries, because it’s one of the easiest sources.

I'm wondering if DNA is inherently easier to extract from strawberries than other fruits, vegetables, or other foods in general, or if for some reason there is more DNA (or DNA plus other molecules bound to it) it in strawberries than other foods to begin with.

What is DNA and what does it taste like? | Edible Chem

What is DNA and what does it taste like? | Edible Chem

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    $\begingroup$ As he is mentioning later in the video a "major reason" why he used strawberries, is that it's easy to crush them. In order to extract DNA from the tissue you need to damage the cells. We used tomatoes once, but with a blender. Works just as well.. $\endgroup$ – Frieke Feb 11 at 15:33
  • $\begingroup$ @Frieke I was hoping for something more profound ;-( I am vaguely aware that some plants have absurdly huge genomes, and I was hoping that there was some amazing factoid about the strawberry genome being particularly huge. $\endgroup$ – uhoh Feb 11 at 15:40
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    $\begingroup$ A one-line answer without citations will attract the mods and downvotes. But I am not feeling like writing an essay about genome-sizes and crushability of fruits and vegetables ;) $\endgroup$ – Frieke Feb 18 at 13:38
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    $\begingroup$ It's on topic here and certainly not on topic at Cooking.SE. $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Jul 6 at 14:39
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    $\begingroup$ I figured as much, but I just thought I'd clarify just in case :p $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Jul 6 at 14:49

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