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Strawberries

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About This Food

Description

Strawberries are the most popular American berry with over seventy varieties of this nutrient-rich food in existence.

The succulent berry you enjoy today is the result of several centuries of crossbreeding of North America's native and a Chilean variety. If you're a strawberry lover, try European Alpine strawberries — the diminutive, potently sweet wild strawberries of France also known as "fraises des bois" or "strawberries of the woods".

Nutritionally speaking, these boisterous berries boast a basket full of cancer-fighters including an excellent source of vitamin C, ellagic acid, p-coumaric acid and chlorogenic acid.

Because strawberries are on the Environmental Working Group's list of the most chemically contaminated foods - the Dirty Dozen - be sure to always pick organic. 

Glycemic Index=40
Glycemic Load=1
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=3,577

Selecting & Storing

Fresh strawberries are available year-round in many regions of the country, with the peak season from April to June. Choose brightly colored, plump berries that still have their leaves attached. Avoid soft, shriveled or moldy berries. Do not wash until ready to use, and store in a dry container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Food
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • VitaminC
  • Manganese
Good Source of
  • Fiber
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Citrus
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Seeds
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 cup(s) halves

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Calories: 49

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.46 g
Saturated Fat
0.02 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.07 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.24 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
99 g
ALA
99 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
11.67 g
Net Carbohydrate
8.63 g
Sugars
7.43 g
Fiber
3.04 g
Protein
1.02 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
18.24 IU
0%
Vitamin C
89.38 mg
149%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.44 IU
1%
Vitamin B6
0.07 mg
4%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
3.34 mg
4%
Folate
36.48 mcg
9%
Niacin
0.59 mg
3%
Riboflavin
0.03 mg
2%
Thiamin
0.04 mg
3%
Choline
8.66 mg
2%
Minerals
Calcium
24.32 mg
2%
Copper
0.07 mg
4%
Iron
0.62 mg
3%
Magnesium
19.76 mg
5%
Manganese
0.59 mg
30%
Phosphorous
36.48 mg
4%
Potassium
232.56 mg
7%
Selenium
0.61 mcg
1%
Sodium
1.52 mg
0%
Zinc
0.21 mg
1%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
10.64 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
39.52 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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