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Nutritive and useful value of strawberry

Nutritive value of strawberry

Strawberry is rich in water (90%), low in sugar (10%), cellulose and fat – it is one of the least caloric fruits (only 35 Kcal per 100 g)! So it can enter the program of every diet for weight loss.

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Energy and nutritional value in 100 g of strawberries.

Nutrient Measuring unit Amount
Energy valuekcal32,00
Total proteing0,67
Total carbohydratesg7,68
Total fatg0,30
Dietary fibersg2,00
Vitamin AIU12,00
Vitamin Kmcg2,20

Strawberries are especially important because they are rich in vitamins that stimulate our immune system.  It is particularly rich in vitamin C (the amount corresponds to one orange).

Freshly picked strawberries are not only the tastiest, but also contain vitamins and minerals necessary for our body (despite the fact that strawberries contain almost 90% water), and they help remove toxins from the body. During the ripening period, strawberries absorb anthocyanins, red dyes that contain carotenes and protect the sensitive fruit from substances and bacteria that could destroy plant cells. According to some research, strawberries lead the list of 40 types of fruits and vegetables in terms of their antioxidant properties, which includes spinach, blackberries and blueberries. 
– they also contain catechins (tannin), which has an antibacterial effect;

– they are rich in folic acid (important for blood formation and cell growth);

– they are rich in potassium;

– they are extremely rich in manganese, a supermineral that is needed for the entire metabolism, especially for bones and blood, nourishes the nerves and brain, supplies the skin with pigments, and most importantly, it stimulates the production of hormones in the thyroid gland, 
– strawberry leaves and roots contain active substances used in pharmacology;

– they do not contain sodium (salt); – they are completely fat-free;

– contains a lot of dietary fiber;

But be careful, strawberries belong to foods that release histamines: by releasing histamine into the body, it causes, in people with a predisposition, the appearance of allergies, especially urticaria, which must be fought by accustoming the body to eating strawberries (of course, gradually… )! That is why it would be advisable to take strawberries from organic cultivation, and certainly wash them well in cold water and under a light stream before consumption. Also, special attention should be paid when buying imported strawberries, which with their “huge fruits” and intense red color indicate that they have been treated and processed.

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Use value of strawberry

Spring and summer is the season of strawberries, because at the end of March, the first red, juicy, tempting strawberries arrive from the greenhouse, and they entice you all summer long with their fragrance, color and abundance of health.  In addition to the wild forest strawberry, there are also numerous other cultivated species with large and variously shaped fruits, as well as garden strawberries – moonshine.

Strawberries are rarely prepared by cooking, unless you are preparing jam or marmalade. In the same way, you can also use wild strawberries, which are more refined and aromatic than cultivated strawberries.

You can buy strawberries in measuring cups or according to the desired weight in supermarkets and markets. When buying, pay attention to the following: they should have stems, and ripe, juicy and red fruits without white or green tops.

Store unwashed strawberries in the refrigerator for up to two days. You can also freeze washed strawberries by placing them in a single layer on a tray, sprinkling them with sugar and letting them freeze. Only then store them in plastic bags. Since the fruit contains a high percentage of water and sensitive aroma components, it is difficult to preserve them in this form.

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