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.
Looking for a fun way to expand your culinary skills? Look no further! Strawberries can be used in many different ways and we have just the ideas you’ve been looking for!
(Strawberry-jam filled phyllo pastry) Ingredients (serves 4) 2 cups washed and chopped fresh strawberries ½ cup brown sugar ¼ cup water 15 ml corn flour/starch ¼ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon vanilla essence 8 sheets phyllo
Ingredients: 125 g medium size fresh strawberries (room temperature) 2x wheels of feta, cut into small blocks Fresh basil leaves 10x calamata olives, pitted and halved Olive oil Tooth picks Method: Wash the strawberries and
Ingredients: (serves 8-10) 150 g butter melted, plus extra butter for rolling the balls 8-10 marshmallows 350 ml Strawberry flavoured popped rice cereal 200g fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled and sliced 8-10 bamboo (sosatie) sticks Method
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!
If you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet you probably know how difficult it is to maintain iron levels. Children, adolescents and women of reproductive age, particularly during pregnancy, are most at risk of iron
Our much love and brightly coloured strawberries may be one of the top fruit sources of dietary nitrates. The body also produces nitrates which are secreted into saliva, but roughly 80% are dietary nitrates from
Strawberries are loved across the world, and for good reason too. Today we share some interesting facts about these juicy little fruits to broaden your strawberry knowledge. You never know when these may come in
It is a known fact that heart disease is the most common cause of deaths across the globe, and studies have found a correlation between strawberries and improved heart health. According to studies conducted in