The heart-shaped silhouette of the strawberry is the first clue that this fruit is good for you.


– calories: 53 calories – protein: 1.11 g – carbohydrates: 12.7 g – dietary fiber: 3.30 g – calcium: 27 milligrams (mg) – iron: 0.68 mg – magnesium: 22 mg – phosphorus: 40 mg – potassium: 254 mg – vitamin C: 97.60 mg – folate: 40 micrograms – vitamin A: 20 international units

Nutrition Value

1 cup of sliced, fresh strawberries, or 166 grams (g), contains the following nutrients:

These potent little packages protect your heart, increase HDL (good) cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, and guard against cancer.

Packed with vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols, strawberries are a sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie                        food.

They are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity and are a good source of manganese and potassium. Just one serving -- about eight  strawberries -- provides  more  vitamin C  than an  orange.

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