Strawberry
Nutrition Facts

Strawberry Nutrition Facts

1 cup of sliced strawberries provides approximately:

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  • 55 calories
  • 13 grams carbohydrate
  • 1 gram protein
  • 0.5 grams total fat (< 0.1 grams saturated fat)
  • 3 grams fiber

Strawberries are by far, my favorite fruit to recommend eating because you can eat big portions for low calories.

(I personally plow through a pound/day. At 145 calories for the entire pound that's fewer calories that most "energy bars," and a heck of lot more volume.)

Strawberries Nutrition Facts

Like apples and carrots, strawberries are on the "dirty dozen" list.

That's a list of the top 12 fruits and vegetables that have the highest concentration of pesticide residues.

Washing and rinsing your berries may reduce levels of pesticides, but it will never eliminate them entirely.

You should therefore make it a priority to buy organic strawberries.

Strawberry Nutrition Facts

  • Excellent source of vitamin C and manganese
  • Very good source of fiber and iodine
  • Good source of potassium, folate, vitamin B2, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, copper, and vitamin K

Nutrition Facts On Strawberries

Snack on 1 cup of strawberries and you'll get approximately:

  • 136% daily value (DV) Vitamin C
  • 21% DV Manganese
  • 13% DV Fiber
  • 9% DV Iodine
  • 7% DV Potassium
  • 6% DV Folate
  • 6% DV Vitamin B2
  • 5% DV Vitamin B5
  • 4% DV Vitamin B6
  • 5% DV Omega 3 fatty acids
  • 4% DV Magnesium
  • 4% DV Copper
  • 4% DV Vitamin K

Get Your Strawberry Nutrition: Creative Menu Suggestions

  • Strawberry soup: Blend berries with plain nonfat yogurt, orange juice, and cinnamon.
  • Mix sliced berries with ricotta and sprinkle with slivered almonds.
  • Add sliced strawberries to salads:
    • Baby spinach + sliced strawberries + walnuts + goat cheese + balsamic vinegar
    • Butter lettuce + turkey breast + strawberry + grapes + red onion + balsamic vinegar
  • Eat a bowl of strawberries with cereal on top (instead of the other way around...bowl of cereal with berries on top).
  • Yogurt parfait: alternate layers of lowfat yogurt and berries. Top with a sprinkling of lowfat granola.
  • Fruit smoothies: Skim milk or soymilk + strawberry + banana + ice (or use frozen berries).
  • Slushies: Blend frozen berries with water. Serve in a margarita glass. (Or freeze in popsicle molds for future use)
  • Heat frozen strawberries in microwave, puree, and use as syrup on pancakes.
  • Skewer berries, grapes, pineapple, and banana chunks. Serve with lowfat yogurt as a dipping sauce.

Strawberries Nutrition Facts

Frozen strawberries may have sugar added. Be sure to scan the ingredients on the label to make sure only strawberries are listed.

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