Strawberry, (genus Fragaria), genus of more than 20 species of flowering plants in the rose family (Rosaceae) and their edible fruit. Strawberries are native to the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, and cultivated varieties are widely grown throughout the world. The fruits are rich in vitamin C and are commonly eaten fresh as a dessert fruit, are used as a pastry or pie filling, and may be preserved in many ways. Strawberry shortcake—made of fresh strawberries, sponge cake, and whipped cream—is a traditional American dessert.
Strawberry Nutrition Facts
One cup of halved strawberries (152g) includes 49 calories, 1g of protein, 12g of carbohydrates, and 0.5g of fat. Strawberries also are an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, and potassium
Protein: 0.7 grams.
Carbs: 7.7 grams.
Sugar: 4.9 grams.
Fiber: 2 grams.
Fat: 0.3 grams.
Strawberries are bright red, juicy, and sweet. They’re an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese and also contain decent amounts of folate (vitamin B9) and potassium
Fresh strawberries are very high in water, so their total carb content is very low — fewer than 8 grams of carbs per 3.5 ounces (100 grams). The net digestible carb content is fewer than 6 grams in the same serving size.
Strawberries mainly consist of water (91%) and carbohydrates (7.7%). They contain only minor amounts of fat (0.3%) and protein (0.7%). The nutrients in 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of raw strawberries ( 3 ) are: Calories: 32.
The nutrients in 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of raw strawberries ( 3 ) are: Calories: 32. Water: 91% Protein: 0.7 grams.
Vitamins and Minerals
Strawberries are loaded with vitamin C, nearly meeting the daily value with a one-cup serving. They are also high in potassium, folate, calcium, and magnesium.
Berries are one of the lowest-sugar fruits, with several benefits for diabetes management. Not only are strawberries high in fiber, which helps keep blood sugars stable, but they may also be able to decrease the rise in blood sugar that typically occurs following a meal. Strawberries protect elevated blood sugar levels by reducing the uptake and transport of glucose in the intestines.
Strawberries are a low-calorie food, with most calories from carbohydrates. They are high in fiber, helping to slow the digestion of carbs and keep blood sugar steady.
Eat strawberries everyday?
It is recommended that individuals eat a serving of 8 strawberries a day. Clinical research has determined that this recommendation can have some hefty benefits, including potentially improved heart and brain health, reduced risk of some cancers, and better management of type 2 diabetes.