The little red juicy berry called Strawberry is one of the most delicious fruit in the world. Eaten fresh or baked or mixed in smoothies their nutrient fact almost remain same. This rubescent fruit is rich in antioxidants that’s why they are red in colour. Strawberry in our daily meal help us achieve the goal of balanced nutrient diet suggested by experts.
A cup of strawberry or approximately 8 big strawberries(one serving) contains 50 calorie of energy, 11 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of protein. The good fact is that no trace of saturated fat or cholesterol is found in Strawberries which makes them a incredible diet fruit.
Main Strawberries nutrition facts
VITAMINS AND MINERALS:
Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B2(Riboflavin), Vitamin B5(Pantothenic acid), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) are richly present in this summer fruit. More than 150% of daily recommended ounce of Vitamin C is available in one serving of this mighty fruit. Strawberries are high in folic acid which is important for pregnant women.
They also include minerals like Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Riboflavin and even omega-3 fatty acid. Strawberry forms the source of unsaturated fatty acids which stimulate normal growth in children. Strawberry forms excellent alternative source for sea food by fighting the oxidative and inflammatory effects .
ANTIOXIDANTS AND FLAVONOIDS:
Flavonoids are water-soluble molecules which have rich healing attributes. Flavonoids have their popularity by their ability to boost immunity to allergies and fighting the cancer. Strawberry has high content of flavonoids where its rich medicinal use comes from.
FIBER AND SUGAR:
A serving of Strawberry contains 2 grams fiber, which helps for healthy digestion. This delicious fruit contains 9 grams of sugar in the form of fructose. This miraculous fruit helps in fighting arthritis, diabetes and depression as well.
Such a tiny , delicious fruit works for greater good in our body.