The heart shaped figure of the strawberry is the first indication that what's inside is good for you!
Every strawberry is a nutritional powerhouse
- Strawberries are packed full of Vitamin C. Just half a punnet contains 55mg more than the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C which is as much as an orange. Studies indicate that foods rich in Vitamin C may lower the risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Half a punnet of strawberries will provide almost 10% of your daily folate needs. Folate is particularly important for pregnant women as it aids in the protection against birth defects.
- Strawberries contain several classes of phytochemicals - naturally occurring compounds found in plant foods. Phytochemicals have been shown to act as antioxidants, providing protection by neutralizing free radicals or substances in the body that can damage cells and lead to disease.
- A single serve of strawberries contains up to 7% of your days supply of fibre. Fibre helps prevent constipation and keep you regular as well as helping to lower cholesterol.
- Studies have indicated that strawberries (as part of a healthy low-fat diet) may help decrease blood pressure, which may reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Strawberries contain the Fisetin flavanoid which has been found to enhance memory function.
- Their anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities suggest strawberries may help keep the kidneys and bladder in top health.
- Strawberries also contain Panthanoic acid - vital for processing proteins, carbohydrates and fats effectively.
- Strawberries are fat free!
|Typical Nutritional Index:
|Based on 1 cup (8 to 10) fresh strawberries