Vitamin C Power!
Juicy Strawberries are packed with essential vitamins, fiber, minerals and health-promoting phytonutrients. One cup (about eight strawberries) contains only eight grams of natural fruit sugar, making strawberries the perfect choice for carb-conscious eaters.
A one-cup serving of frozen strawberries is a healthy addition to your daily diet:
- Excellent Source of Vitamin C. One cup of strawberries contains 90% DV of this important antioxidant vitamin – more than an orange! Vitamin C is important for growth and repair of all body tissues and helps defend against infection and disease.
- Excellent Source of Manganese. One cup of strawberries provides 28% DV of this trace mineral, which plays an important role in bone development and other body functions.
- Good Source of Fiber. A cup of strawberries provides 12% DV of dietary fiber. Foods high in fiber may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
- Antioxidant Power. In addition to vitamin C, strawberries contain phytonutrients with potent antioxidant activity. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals that can cause cell damage leading to cancer, heart disease and other age-related conditions.
Red Power Packages
Rich in phytonutrients such as flavonoids and ellagic acid, delicious strawberries are one of nature’s healthiest “power packages.” The majority of flavonoids in strawberries are anthocyanins, which give them their red color as well as their high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Strawberry Health Research
Promising research is focusing on the potential health-promoting benefits of strawberries in a range of areas including:
- Cognitive function
- Cancer prevention
- Heart health
For more on the latest research studies uncovering the benefits of eating fruit, visit our Fruit Health Resources.
Nutrient Data Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 25