Strawberries

Strawberries (Fragaria ) are irregular cone shaped fruits with a green petal top and red juicy flesh that is studded with small seeds.

Health Benefits of Strawberries:
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Slowing Aging
  • DNA Repair and Protection
  • Alzheimer's Protection
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
  • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

  • *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Strawberries, and may not necessarily be related to Strawberries.
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Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Strawberries: Vitamin B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) | Vitamin C | Dietary Fiber | Manganese |

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Nutrition Facts
Strawberries raw              
Serving Size 100g
Calories 32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3g0%
    Saturated Fat 0.015g0%
Cholesterol 0mg~%
Sodium 1mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 7.7g3%
    Dietary Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 4.9g~
Protein 0.7g~
Vitamin A0%Vitamin C98%
Calcium2%Iron2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A 12IU0%
    Retinol equivalents 1μg~
    Retinol 0μg~
    Alpha-carotene 0μg~
    Beta-carotene 7μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin 0μg~
Vitamin C 58.8mg98%
Vitamin D 0IU (0μg)~%
    D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 0.29mg1%
Vitamin K 2.2μg3%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone 0μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg~
Vitamin B12 0μg~%
Thiamin 0.024mg2%
Riboflavin 0.022mg1%
Niacin 0.386mg2%
Pantothenic acid 0.125mg1%
Vitamin B6 0.047mg2%
Folate 24μg6%
    Folic Acid 0μg~
    Food Folate 24μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents 24μg~
Choline 5.7mg~
Lycopene 0μg~
Lutein+Zeaxanthin 26μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.41mg2%
Magnesium 13mg3%
Phosphorus 24mg2%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 153mg4%
Zinc 0.14mg1%
Copper 0.048mg2%
Manganese 0.386mg19%
Selenium 0.4μg1%
Water 90.95g~
Ash 0.4g~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio0.72
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio1.39
Total Omega 3s65mg
18D3 Linolenic65mg
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)~mg
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)0mg
20D3N3 Eicosatrienoic~mg
20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)0mg
22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)0mg
22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)0mg
Total Omega 6s90mg
18D290mg
18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)~mg
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)~mg
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)~mg
20D2CN6 Eicosadienoic~mg
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)~mg
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)~mg
22D4 Adrenic (AA)~mg
Essential Amino Acids  %RDI
Histidine 12mg2%
Isoleucine 16mg1%
Leucine 34mg1%
Lysine 26mg1%
Methionine 2mg0%
Phenylalanine 19mg2%
Threonine 20mg2%
Tryptophan 8mg3%
Valine 19mg1%
Stats
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
1.6%
Percent Water Composition 91%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.09

How to choose Strawberries: Look for firm strawberries with no soft or dark spots. Check the petals (leaves) at the top of the strawberry; the less wilted the leaves, the more fresh the strawberry. Also, the darker red the strawberry, the sweeter it will be; with the exception of really dark spots that are warning signs of rotting.

Climate and origin: Depending on variety, strawberries can grow from cold temperate to subtropical climates (zones 4-9). The exact origin of strawberries is unknown, but wild varieties of strawberries appear all over the world, and are mentioned in ancient Roman writings. The most common June Bearing strawberry is derived from a mix of the Chilean Pine (F. chiloensis) and Scarlet Virginian (F. virginiana) strawberries.

Taste: Strawberries have a sweet fragrant taste, that can be a bit tart, depending on ripeness.

Miscellaneous information: Wild varieties of strawberry are very good and remained popular as late as the 19th century when they were finally superseded by modern hybrids.

Similar tasting produce: Blueberries, Raspberries



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