Strawberry Nutritional ContentIn addition to appealing looks and excellent taste, strawberries contain a range of nutritional ingredients that have a positive effect on human health. They do not contain a lot of calories, but are rich in vitamins and minerals.
The fruits of strawberries are rich in pectin, tannins, organic acids, flavonoids, folic acid, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamins B2, B5, B6, K, copper, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, calcium and a variety of antioxidants. Strawberries contain vitamin C, even more than citrus fruits, such as orange. There is a belief that the eight large strawberries contain 140 percent of the daily needs for this vitamin. Predominant sugar is glucose, while sucrose is very little present, so they can be consumed even by diabetics. Strawberries contain a small amount of fat. Namely, a cup of strawberries contains 0.6 mg of fat. They also stimulate the metabolism and maintain the activity of hormones.
Strawberries, 100 g Nutritional value
Calories 32Total Fat 0.3g Saturated fat <0.1g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 1mg Carbohydrates 7.7g Dietary Fiber 2g Sugars 4.7g Protein 0.7g Calcium 16mg Potassium 153mg
Health BenefitsStrawberries have been used from ancient times in treating kidney and rheumatic diseases, lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and for many other purposes.
Many studies indicate that strawberries are a source of antioxidants - ingredients that are useful in the fight against cancer, cardiovascular diseases, weakened immune system and neurological disorders. These and many other disorders are associated with harmful oxidation of nucleic acids, lipids and proteins. Antioxidants are compounds that neutralize harmful free radicals and thus reduce the risk of various diseases. Antioxidants include vitamin C, E, flavonoids, tannins, ellagic acid, lignin, and various phenolic compounds.
The fruit of domestic and wild strawberry stimulates the liver and kidneys, so it is recommended to all persons who need additional stimulation of the liver and bile. It is an excellent diuretic and therefore should be used by people who have gout, because it relieves symptoms. Strawberry is good body cleaner, as it eliminates uric acid. Strawberry is especially recommended for people who have problems with increased appetite, diabetics and people who sit a lot, because they are excellent prevention against atherosclerosis.
Strawberry masks are excellent for cleansing the skin, and they are very easy to prepare. All you need to do is crushing strawberries, applying them to the face and holding for 15 minutes. Fruit acids will cleanse skin, tighten pores and refresh the face.
WarningStrawberries can cause allergies, eczema, and urticaria, hay sneezing or aggravating these symptoms in some people.