The heart-shaped silhouette of the strawberry is the first clue that this fruit is good for you. These potent little packages protect your heart, increase HDL (good) cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, and guard against cancer.
Packed with Goodness
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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Ingredients: (serves 4) 250 g large strawberries, washed and hulled ½ cup pecan nuts 30 ml macadamia oil 30 ml raw honey ¼ teaspoon salt 1 garlic clove Fresh rosemary leaves Serving options: Seed crackers,
Ingredients: (serves 6-8) 350g fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced into any shape you prefer ½ cup fresh spring onions, chopped 1 cup Black pepper feta, cut into small blocks 15 ml Lemon zest ¼ teaspoon
This member of the rose family isn’t really a fruit or a berry but the enlarged receptacle of the flower. Choose medium-sized berries that are firm, plump, and deep red; once picked, they don’t ripen further. First cultivated in ancient Rome, strawberries are now the most popular berry fruit in the world. In provincial France, they were regarded as an aphrodisiac. These red gems may be good for your heart in more ways than one.
Not only are strawberries delicious to eat, but they also come packet with goodness for you and your family. Browse through or Nutritional Benefits blog, and find even more reasons to make strawberries part of your daily intake!