This post will focus on the nutritional benefits of strawberry and how this delicious fruit can help improve your health. Strawberries are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help boost your immune system, improve heart health, and even protect against certain types of cancer. We’ll also discuss how to incorporate strawberry into your diet, whether it’s by adding them to smoothies, baking with them, or just eating them as a snack. Finally, we’ll explore some of the different varieties of strawberry and how to choose the best ones for your needs. By the end of this post, you’ll know why strawberries are such an important part of a healthy diet and how to make the most of them.
Strawberry Nutrition Facts and Calories Chart
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese, and dietary fiber. Strawberries are a sweet and delicious fruit enjoyed by people all around the world. Not only are they tasty, but they are also packed with a variety of essential nutrients and health benefits. In this blog post, we will discuss the many benefits of eating strawberries and why you should include them in your diet. We will cover the nutrients they contain, how they can help improve your health, and some delicious recipes that you can make with them. So, let’s get into it and discover all the wonderful benefits of adding strawberries to your diet! Nutritional value per 100 g strawberry:
- Biotin: 0.07 µg
- Calcium: 16 mg
- Carbohydrates (Carbs): 8.12 g
- Chloride: 5 mg
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Choline: 6.5 mg
- Chromium: 0.9 µg
- Copper: 0.075 mg
- Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
- Energy (Calories): 33 kcal
- Fat: 0.3 g
- Iodine: 1.5 µg
- Iron: 0.25 mg
- Magnesium: 13 mg
- Manganese: 0.17 mg
- Molybdenum: 0.7 µg
- Pantothenic Acid: 0.173 mg
- Phosphorus: 24 mg
- Potassium: 153 mg
- Protein: 0.67 g
- Saturated fat: 0.02 g
- Selenium: 0.2 µg
- Sodium: 1 mg
- Sugars: 4.9 g
- Vitamin A: 85 IU
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 0.041 mg
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 0.026 mg
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 0.384 mg
- Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 0.173 mg
- Vitamin B6: 0.054 mg
- Vitamin B9 (Folate / Folic Acid): 23 µg
- Vitamin B12: 0 µg
- Vitamin C: 58.8 mg
- Vitamin D: 0 IU
- Vitamin E: 0.18 mg
- Vitamin K: 25.2 µg
- Water: 87.16 g
- Zinc: 0.15 mg
Strawberry In India
Strawberry is a perennial plant with rooting runners that usually bears red fruit once it is developed. Everyone love strawberries just for the eating experience and the many pleasures of their color, fragrance, and taste. Think of the many varied strawberry products: jam and preserve, syrup and topping, granola bar, cereal, pie, ice cream, smoothie, wine, fruit leather, gum, and the famous strawberry milk shake, shortcake, chocolate covered berry, and daiquiri.
- Scientific Binomial: Fragaria ananassa
- Common English: Alpine Strawberry / Woodland Strawberry
- Hindi / Urdu
- Punjabi / Sindhi
The rich red color of strawberries comes from numerous phytochemicals of the polyphenol family and its major subgroup, flavonoids, which are densely found in strawberries. One flavonoid class in particular, anthocyanins, accounts for most of the red pigmentation of strawberries, but also present are ellagic acid, ellagitannins, catechins, and cinnamic acid. These strawberry polyphenols are showing evidence that they may lower the risk of inflammation, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases.
- To remove plaque and tartar, squash a ripe strawberry, apply to toothbrush and use to brush teeth. Nothing else quite cleans the teeth so well as strawberries do.
- For dry skin, make a mask out of strawberries, honey and yogurt. Mix everything together, apply to the face and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse off with tepid water then dab dry. Yogurt contains lactic acid and strawberries contain several fruit acids, primarily citric acid. These acids help remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. Honey is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant.
- Strawberries are a traditional diuretic with a healing effect on the kidneys. They alleviate vata-related disorders, such as rheumatism, gout, hypertension, and constipation. They also relieve many pitta disorders such as herpes simplex and skin problems. It has been suggested that strawberries need to be consumed alone, that is, nothing else should be consumed along with them.
- Strawberry leaves are effective against jaundice and diarrhea. Add 1 teaspoon of strawberry leaves to 1 cup of almost boiling water, cover and leaves to infuse for 10 minutes. Drink 2 – 3 unsweetened cups a day. Strawberry leaf tea is good even for infant diarrhea as it is, like carob, also mildly astringent. The astringent qualities, due to tannic acid content, have a tightening effect.
- Strawberry leaves, taken over a long period, can help to regulate menstrual flow and ease pain. Leaf of the wild or domestic strawberry plant can be used as tea.
- Strawberry leaves makes an excellent eyewash for newborn babies, when combined with raspberry leaves. To make this eyewash, bring a pint of water to boil. Add equal parts (1/2 handfuls) of cut, dried raspberry leaves and strawberry leaves. Cover and steep for half an hour. Strain twice through fine sieve and cloth. Wash the eyes of infants frequently with this solution. It also makes a dandy vaginal injection for syphilis, gonorrhea and yeast infection.
- Strawberries are packed with vitamin C, Potassium and Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), legnin. The main function of legnin is to escort bile acid and cholesterol out of the intestines. Vitamin C helps fight free radical damage, reduces cancer risk, and strengthens the immune system.
- Strawberries also contain soluble plant fibers and plant stanols that block cholesterol absorption. Vitamin B5 helps in metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats for energy production; production of adrenal hormones and red blood cells. Potassium is useful for nerve transmission, water balance, acid-base balance, heart function, kidney function, adrenal function.
Side Effects and Precautions
Stay away from strawberries if that trigger canker sores in your case. It could also affect your baby through the breast milk and can cause colic. If you know your stones are made of calcium oxalate, cut back on strawberries as those are rich in oxalates.