Health Benefits of Strawberries

/, Sue's Corner/Health Benefits of Strawberries

Health Benefits of Strawberries

“Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did.”

Dr. William Butler, 17th Century English writer.

Select fresh Florida strawberries for their delicious taste and the nutritional benefits they offer you and your family.

Strawberries contain some of the highest levels of vitamin C by weight of all fruits. Think about it, just eight medium strawberries contain more vitamin C than one orange, and are on a similar level to the Vitamin C-rich Acerola fruit. (Check out these acerola benefits!) Of course, we have nothing against oranges, but sometimes you just want a change of pace. And, to double the pleasure, combine orange sections with strawberries and bananas for a terrific trio.

Keep in mind that strawberries and other fruits are virtually fat-free and contain no cholesterol (because they are plant foods). Strawberries are an excellent source of folic acid, a property that helps the body metabolize protein. Berries are a good source of potassium too which helps regulate blood pressure. The dark skin of strawberries contains both gallic and ellagic acids which many researchers believe help treat and even prevent certain forms of cancer.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Strawberries also have lots of fiber and antioxidants. According to the USDA, strawberries have an ORAC rating of 1,002 ? mol TE/100g which is the second highest of any fruit. ORAC stands for “Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity” which measures the antioxidant capacity of a food. It’s believed that foods with high antioxidant ratings can provide health benefits ranging from anti-aging to cancer prevention.

Enjoy strawberries out-of-hand, on the run. Just wash, bite and enjoy-anytime, anyplace.

Health, convenience and deliciousness are just three reasons strawberries are such a popular produce pick. Be sure to freeze some for year-round enjoyment.

Strawberries can be great for your teeth, they whiten them without using harsh chemicals and therefore can be great. However the issues occur when the seeds get stuck between the teeth and without proper brushing it can lead to cavities. Along with this if you have acidic fruits like oranges in your diet, where although healthy, can affect the dental integrity of your teeth. If you are in need of a dentist to check over you teeth and mouth and ensure proper health and hygiene then you could click here, for advice on how to find the right dentist surgery.

By | 2016-10-19T11:05:04-04:00 June 14th, 2011|Featured Post, Sue's Corner|318 Comments

About the Author:

Sue Harrell, known affectionately as Strawberry Sue, is FSGA’s director of marketing, seasoned strawberry grower and the voice of the blog. We invite you to visit often. Sue will keep you informed and inspired. You’ll find helpful strawberry-related links, year-round news from the fields, special events and easy to prepare strawberry dishes.