The vast health benefits of strawberries include improved eye health, improved brain function, lower blood pressure and a healthier cardiovascular system. Their polyphenolic and antioxidant content also makes them good for boosting the immune system, preventing various types of cancers and reducing signs of premature ageing.
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Serving Size 100g
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 0.3g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 8.0g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 2.0g||8%|
|Percent Daily Values are based on a 2.000 calorie diet.|
Strawberries first grew in the wild, before the first cultivated berries were grown in the 18th century. They're now grown all over the world and there are a number of species available, varying greatly in size, shape and sweetness of taste.
Although called a berry, strawberries are technically 'aggregate accessory fruits'. On average, a strawberry has somewhere around 200 seeds on its external membrane.
Strawberries are abundant in antioxidants and detoxifiers, which help in treating gout and arthritis
The vitamin C present in strawberries boosts the immune system and can help with common coughs and colds
Strawberries are rich in potassium and magnesium content, both of which are effective in lowering high blood pressure
Smashed strawberries can be applied to the face to reduce the appearance of scars and fade away a tan
Strawberries are rich in antioxidant properties and help to reduce inflammation.
Cooking and preparation
Strawberries feature in a number of sweet summer desserts, including pavlova, trifle and tarts. They're also a staple food at Wimbledon, with the obligatory serving of double cream!
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