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Strawberries 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

Strawberries are the best source of vitamin C, fiber, and other nutrients. They are a low-calorie food which is also a fat-free, cholesterol-free, and sodium-free food.

Strawberry Nutrition Facts

1 cup of Strawberry, sliced (166g) contains following

Calorie in Strawberry

Total Calories 53.1(222 kJ)

  • 45.2(189 kJ)  From Carbohydrate
  • 4.2(17.6 kJ)  From Fat
  • 3.7(15.5 kJ) From Protein

Protein in Strawberry

Protein 1.1g

Carbohydrates in Strawberry

Total Carbohydrate  12.7g

  • Dietary Fiber 3.3g
  • Starch  0.1g
  • Sugars  8.1g

Vitamins in Strawberry

  • Vitamin A  19.9IU
  • Vitamin C  97.6mg
  • Thiamin  0.0mg
  • Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)  0.5mg
  • Vitamin K  3.7mcg
  • Choline  9.5mg
  • Riboflavin  0.0mg
  • Niacin 0.6mg
  • Vitamin B6  0.1mg
  • Folate  39.8mcg
  • Vitamin B12  0.0mcg
  • Pantothenic Acid  0.2mg
  • Betaine  0.3mg

Minerals in Strawberry

  • Calcium  26.6mg
  • Potassium  254mg
  • Magnesium  21.6mg
  • Iron  0.7mg
  • Phosphorus  39.8mg
  • Sodium  1.7mg
  • Zinc 0.2mg
  • Copper  0.1mg
  • Fluoride 7.3mcg
  • Manganese  0.6mg
  • Selenium  0.7mcg

Fats & Fatty Acids in Strawberry

Total Fat  0.5g

  • Saturated Fat  0.0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat  0.1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat  0.3g
  • Total Omega-3 fatty acids  108mg
  • Total Omega-6 fatty acids  149mg

Other

  • Water 151g
  • Phytosterols  19.9mg
  • Ash 0.7g

Health benefits of Strawberry

Strawberry has many health benefits. Some of them are following

1. Preventing heart disease

Heart shaped Strawberries are very helpful for preventing heart diseases because of high polyphenol content.

2. Blood sugar regulation

Studies show that Strawberries are insulin sensitive and may slow down glucose digestion and reduce spikes in both glucose and insulin in the body. (1) (2)

3. Reduce risk of High Blood pressure

Strawberries are rich in potassium which helps to maintain blood pressure and reduce the risk of high blood pressure.

4. Lower the cholesterol

Strawberries are a cholesterol free fruit. Studies show that Strawberries reduce oxidative damage and blood lipids.