What's in a Strawberry

A serving of 8 strawberries fulfills the recommended value of vitamin C for an entire day. Vitamin C not only plays a role in immune function, but it helps form vital parts of your body like blood vessels, cartilage, muscle, and collagen in bones. It also helps your body absorb iron from plant foods and is an antioxidant that fights free radicals believed to be linked to heart disease and cancer.

A serving of strawberries has 4% of your recommended daily value of potassium. Potassium helps balance electrolytes, aids muscle contractions, and helps keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.

As one of the powerful B vitamins, folate helps form red blood cells and helps all cells in the body to function properly. Folate is also important during pregnancy to help prevent birth defects. A serving of strawberries provides 8% of the recommended daily value of folate.

Fiber supports both heart health and digestive health. Strawberries contain 3 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber has been shown to lower cholesterol when part of a healthy diet, low in saturated fat.
Ellagic acid is found in certain fruits and vegetables and acts as an antioxidant, protecting your cells from harmful compounds called free radicals. Ellagic acid may also support your immune function and reduce inflammation. Research studies have indicated that it may reduce the risk of certain cancers
Flavonoid is another plant-based substance that is found mainly in certain fruits, including strawberries. Research studies have shown that flavonoids may reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and cognitive decline.
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Strawberries are truly a wonder of the world. It happens to be a bonus that they’re delicious and taste great in a wide variety of strawberry recipes