April 24, 2010

Fresh Strawberries

Posted in Food, Health, Home, Recipes tagged , , , , , , at 7:31 am by Liliana

Fresh Strawberries

Fresh Strawberries

Strawberries, the most popular berries in the world, are abundant in stores and markets at this time of year. They are delicious, sweet, inexpensive and very healthy.

Strawberries are a highly nutritious fruit and contain a large number of vitamins and minerals that contribute to a balanced, healthy diet.

One cup of sliced fresh strawberries has:

  • Calories  – 50
  • Protein  – 1 gram
  • Carbohydrates  – 11.65 grams
  • Dietary Fiber  – 3.81 grams
  • Calcium – 23.24 mg
  • Iron  – 0.63 mg
  • Magnesium  – 16.60 mg
  • Phosphorus  – 31.54 mg
  • Potassium – 44.82 mg
  • Selenium – 1.16 mg
  • Vitamin C  – 94.12 mg
  • Foliate  – 29.38 mcg
  • Vitamin – A 44.82 IU

A Few Serving Ideas:

  • Add sliced strawberries to a green salad and top with goat or blue cheese.
  • Make an elegant parfait by layering sliced strawberries, blueberries and plain yogurt in a fancy glass.
  • Serve chopped strawberries as a topping for waffles and pancakes. Mix with cinnamon, lemon juice and maple syrup for a delicious combination.
  • Add strawberries to your fruit smoothies.
  • Melt some dark chocolate and make chocolate covered strawberries.