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One cup of strawberries contains over 13% of the rda of dietary fiberber, yet only 43 calories. And contains an incredible 136% of the rda of vitamin c, an effective antioxidant that can help lower blood pressure, ensure a healthy immune system. Also contains 21% of manganese, an essential nutrient that acts as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Strawberries are anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer with loads of antioxidants, glutathione being one of them. Lets not forget that the potassium, vitamin k, and magnesium in strawberries are important for bone health.
Dr. Thompson says, "the delicious fruit must be classed with the most wholesome of the vegetable kingdom." it is said of fontenelle that he attributed his longevity to them, in consequence of their having regularly cooled a fever which he had every spring; and that he used to say, " if i can but reach the season of strawberries, i shall do well.".
Boerhaave regarded their continual use as one of the principal remedies in cases of obstruction, and viscidity, and in putrid disorders. Hoffman furnished instances of obstinate disorders cured by them, even consumption in its incipient stages; and linnaeus says, that by eating plentifully of them, he kept himaself free from gout. They are good even for the teeth, and may also be used as a safe and effectual dentrifice.
Delicious, rich-red, sweet, yet gently tart strawberries are among the most popular berries. These berries are native to europe, however, nowadays cultivated as an important commercial crop in many temperate regions all over the world. Botanically, the plant is a low-growing runner (creeper) belonging to the family of rosaceae, in the genus: fragaria.
Strawberry is a small, low-lying, spreading shrub. It bears small white flowers which eventually develop into small conical, light green, immature fruits. They turn red upon maturity with each berry featuring red pulp with tiny, yellow color seeds piercing through its surface from inside. Its top end carry a green leafy cap and stem that is adorning its crown.a each berry features conical shape, weighs about 25 grams and measures about 3 cm in diameter. The berries have the taste that varies by cultivar, and ranges from quite sweet to acidic.a although wild varieties are sometimes available in the market, large-scale production uses the modern "plasticulture" system. In this method, raised beds are formed each year, fumigated, and covered with plastic, which prevents weed growth and crop spoiling.
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Health benefits
Strawberry is low in calories (32acal/100 g) and fats but rich source of health promoting phyto-nutrients, minerals, and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.
Strawberries have significantly high amounts of phenolic flavonoid phyto-chemicals called anthocyanins and ellagic acid. Scientific studies show that consumption of these berries may have potential health benefits against cancer, aging, inflammation and neurological diseases.
Strawberry has an orac value (oxygen radical absorbance capacity, a measure of anti-oxidant strength) of about 3577amol te per 100 grams.
Fresh berries are an excellent source of vitamin-c (100 g provide 58.8 mg or about 98% of rdi), which is also a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin c helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents, counter inflammation and scavenge harmful free radicals.
The fruit is rich in b-complex group of vitamins. It contains very good amounts of vitamin b-6, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folic acid. These vitamins are acting as co-factors help the body metabolize carbohydrate, proteins and fats.
Strawberries contain vitamin a, vitamin e and health promoting flavonoid poly phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zea-xanthin, and beta-carotene in small amounts. These compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ros) that play a role in aging and various disease processes.
Furthermore, they containagood amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, fluorine, copper, iron and iodine. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Copper is required in the production of red blood cells. Iron is required for red blood cell formation. Fluoride is a component of bones and teeth and is important for prevention of dental caries.

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