So today my boyfriend and I decided to grow our own strawberries. I am a strawberry fiend, I love them any way!! So while we wait for our strawberries to grown, I am using store-bought for my snack today.
Strawberries taste delicious, but they also have so many excellent nutritional things about them.
Check out this link http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2064/2 for the detailed nutritional information.
There are a lot of commonly consumed foods in the world that are valuable sources of antioxidants. Strawberries are pretty close to the top of the list.
Strawberries are a delicate fruit and the quicker you eat them after being picked the more nutrients you will get from them. Studies have shown that up to 2 days is the ideal freshness for a strawberry after that there is a major loss of vitamin C and polyphenol antioxidants. Strawberries do better in a humid environment, you may want to give your strawberries more storage humidity by putting them in your refrigerator’s cold storage bins(Crispers) that will help boost humidity by reducing air circulation. The great thing about strawberries is that ripeness can be judged by color. To be sure you’re getting the most nutrients you’ll want to consume your strawberries when their amazing pinkish-red color is most vibrant.
Strawberries are also great because they are a low glycemic food, so its great for people with type 2 diabetes and people watching their sugar intake.
Given their amazing combination of phytonutrients–including anthocyanins, ellagitannins, flavonols, terpenoids, and phenolic acids.(Plant Steryols)
So chop them, blend them, put them on ice cream (as a treat) make strawberry cobbler or just eat them with honey.( This is how I love them, the honey brings out the natural juices and it tastes like your eating a compote) Your taste buds and your body will thank you!!