Strawberries are bright red in color, have a juicy texture, a characteristic aroma, and a sweet flavor. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, and also contain decent amounts of folate (B9) and potassium.
Strawberries are very rich in antioxidants and plant compounds, and may have benefits for heart health and blood sugar control. Strawberries mainly consist of water (91%) and carbohydrates (7.7%). They contain only minor amounts of fat (0.3%) and protein (0.7%). About 26% of the carb content of strawberries is in the form of fibers.
1 cup of strawberries provides 3 grams of fiber, both soluble and insoluble.
Dietary fibers are important to feed the friendly bacteria in the gut and improve digestive health. The consumption of berries has been associated with reduced risk of many chronic diseases. Strawberry consumption may improve heart health, lower blood sugar levels and help prevent cancer. #foodfacts #fitfood