Food Academy

Strawberries Facts and Health Benefits

Strawberries Facts and Health Benefits:

Strawberries mainly consist of water (91%) and carbohydrates (7.7%). They contain only minor amounts of fat (0.3%) and protein (0.7%).
The nutrients in 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of raw strawberries (3Trusted Source) are:

Calories: 32
Water: 91%
Protein: 0.7 grams
Carbs: 7.7 grams
Sugar: 4.9 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Fat: 0.3 grams

Vitamins and minerals:
The most abundant vitamins and minerals in strawberries are:

Vitamin C. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, an antioxidant necessary for immune and skin health
Manganese. Frequently found in high amounts in whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables, this trace element is important for many processes in your body
Folate (vitamin B9). One of the B vitamins, folate is important for normal tissue growth and cell function — and fundamental for pregnant women and older adults 
Potassium. This mineral is involved in many essential body functions, such as regulating blood pressure

Health benefits of strawberries:

Heart health:
Heart disease is the most common cause of death worldwide.

Blood sugar regulation:
When carbs are digested, your body breaks them down into simple sugars and releases them into your bloodstream.

Cancer prevention:
Cancer is a disease characterized by the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods/strawberries#benefits

  • 18 Jan 2022
  • By: Editor