Did You Know!?
- 1 cup of whole Strawberries contains 46 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of cholesterol, 11 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein.
- Strawberries are good sources of Folate and Potassium, Fiber, Vitamin C, vitamin K, Vitamin B5 and B6, copper, and Manganese as well as significant levels of phytonutrients and antioxidants which can fight free radicals.
- A serving of strawberries will provide you with approximately 210 mg of potassium, a mineral that will help regulate the electrolytes in your body thus lowering your risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Strawberries are high in folate which can aid in the delay of the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
- The ellagitannin (as super antioxidant) content in Strawberries has been associated with decreased rates of caner death.
- Strawberries protect against age related macular degeneration just as carrots do.
- In a study to determine the estimated GI of various foods, it was concluded that strawberries have a low GI of only 40.
- Strawberries are rich in phenols, which may make them helpful in preventing cancer, protecting the heart, and reducing inflammation.