Strawberry is a fruit grown mainly in the cold areas of the world. With this article, know about the nutritional value of strawberries, along with the health & nutrition benefits of eating them.

Benefits Of Strawberry

Strawberry is one of the fruits that almost everybody loves. First grown in Europe in the early 18th century, the fruit is today cultivated in almost all the cold countries of the world. Strawberries are used as one of the major ingredients in a number of food items, like ice creams, milkshakes, smoothies, pies, yogurts, and so on. The fruit not only tastes extremely delicious, it also packs a lot of nutritional value within itself, according the consumers a large number of health benefits. Possessing plenty of antioxidants, the fruit prevents cardiovascular diseases, aging and cancer. To add icing to the cake, strawberry is enriched with vitamins and minerals and is low on calories. The only problem with strawberries is that they perish pretty quickly and easily. In the following lines, we tell you about the nutrition benefits of eating strawberries.



Nutritional Value of Strawberry

32 Kcal
7.7 g
0.67 g
Total Fat
0.30 g
0 mg
Dietary Fiber
2.0 g
24 µg
0.386 mg
Pantothenic acid
0.125 mg
0.047 mg
0.022 mg
Vitamin A
12 IU
Vitamin C
58.8 mg
Vitamin E
0.29 mg
Vitamin K
2.2 µg
1 mg
153 mg
16 mg
0.41 mg
13 mg
0.386 mg
0.14 mg
7 µg
26 µg

Health and Nutrition Benefits of Eating Strawberries
  • Since strawberries are rich in fiber, they help the body in absorbing nutrients.
  • Strawberries are good for diabetics, as they help stabilize the level of blood glucose.
  • Strawberries are said to help in regulating blood pressure and thus, diminishing the risk of heart disease.
  • Strawberries have been associated with inhibiting the production of cholesterol in the liver.
  • Strawberries have been known to help the body in getting rid of harmful toxins.
  • The high antioxidant levels in strawberries can help the body neutralize the destructive effects of free radicals.
  • The potassium in strawberries helps regulate the electrolytes in the body, in turn lowering the risk of stroke.
  • Freeze dried strawberries and strawberry extracts fight breast, cervical and esophageal cancers.
  • Strawberry is rich in B-complex vitamins and a great amount of B-6, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folic acid, which helps the body to metabolize proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
  • A cup of strawberry contains 21% of manganese, a nutrient which is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent. It fights oxidative stress and free radicals and reduces cellular inflammation which is a main cause of cardiovascular diseases.
  • Manganese works great for bones, helping it in building and maintaining an appropriate body structure. The vitamin K, potassium and magnesium in manganese are good for bone.
  • Strawberries are good for whitening the teeth as the acids contained in the fruit are said to remove the stains from the teeth. Cut a strawberry and rub it on the teeth and gums; this makes the gums powerful and removes tartar.
  • You would be surprised to hear that strawberries are fat free which makes them perfect for a diet. One cup of strawberry contains only 0.6 grams of fat and therefore stimulates the metabolism and suppresses the hunger. It also enables the proper functioning of weight reducing hormones.
  • Strawberries are rich in potassium which is a mineral that helps in regulating the electrolytes in the body. Thus, strawberries reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks. The fruit also contain folate, which plays an important role in the manufacturing of red blood cells.
Buying & Storing Tips
  • Washing strawberries prior to storing it speeds up the decay.
  • Without freezing the berries together, remove them individually and keep them on a cookie sheet and freeze. Then, keep them in freezer bags which avoid berries molding together.
  • Strawberries should be eaten at room temperature. So, ensure you remove them from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes prior to serving.
Cooking Tips
  • Eat ripe strawberries either as whole or sliced.
  • Remove the stems, caps and white hull of the strawberry by pinching these off using fingers or with a paring knife.
  • If strawberries are crushed, they produce a sauce, which is eaten as it is or can be poured over cake or ice-cream.
  • Strawberries also form an ingredient in salads, pies, sorbets, cakes and other desserts.
  • Strawberries mixed with ice cream yogurt, milk and other fruits in a blender make delicious shakes, jellies and jams.
  • The strawberry flavour is popular in ice-creams, candies and other sweet products. The fruit is also used to garnish appetizers and cheese platters.
  • Layer sliced berries along with blueberries and yogurt in a wine glass to make a parfait dessert.
  • Blend strawberries with orange juice to use as a refreshing coulis sauce.
  • Adding strawberries into breakfast shakes provide them with a vibrant texture and taste.

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