Benefits Of Strawberries: Nutritional Value Of Strawberry

We all know strawberry, the red and delicious fruit for its great taste and tempting looks. Its extensive use in food preparation such as ice cream, jams, jellies, custards, syrups and squashes is unquestionable. As strawberry is perishable fruit, it has to be consumed fresh or within few days after you purchase it.

Health Benefits Of Eating Strawberries

The bright red color of strawberry is due to the antioxidants present in it. Like all the berries, strawberry is not just delicious fruit; it is also a nutritious fruit.  It has significant amount of phytoneutrient and antioxidants, which are helpful in fighting free radicals in the body.

Nutritional Value Of Strawberry

  • Strawberry contains vitamin C, K, B6, riboflavin, folic acid, potassium, manganese, copper, magnesium and omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Protection to eyes: the antioxidants, phytochemicals, Elagic acid, vitamin C, and flavanoids protects the eye from macular degeneration, dryness of eye, glaucoma etc.
  • Eating strawberry regularly rejuvenate the nervous system. Vitamin B6, folic acid, iodine, present in strawberry help proper functioning of brain and nervous system.
  • It removes and prevents tartar buildup.
  • The folic acid and vitamin C present in strawberry help normal brain development in the fetus during pregnancy.

Benefits Of Strawberries

  • It is also useful to fight anemia during pregnancy as it contains enough amount of folic acid.
  • Strawberry, due to its fiber content, is useful in constipation during pregnancy.
  • Strawberry scrub removes the dead cells of the skin and rejuvenates it.
  • Mixture of crushed strawberry and yogurt when applied on acne and pimples help to heal them fast without scars.
  • Strawberry face mask makes your face soft and glowing.
  • Strawberries when mixed with mayonnaise is a good hair conditioner.