In spite of the name “strawberry,” this anti-oxidant rich accessory fruit is part of the rose family along with peaches, apples, cherries, and raspberries to name a few.

The strawberry has an average of 200 seeds on each, and they are the only fruit to bear their seeds on the outside; they are considered a perennial plant which will grow back year after year.

The little strawberry is packed with vitamin C, fiber, manganese, potassium, and more…

 

One Cup of Strawberries Contain:

Calories: 53
Total fat: 0.50 grams (g)
Protein: 1.11 g (2.2 percent DV)
Carbohydrates: 12.75 g
Dietary fiber: 3.3 g (13 percent DV)
Sugar: 8.12 g
Calcium: 27 milligrams (mg) (2.7 percent DV)
Iron: 0.68 mg (3.8 percent DV)
Magnesium: 22 mg (5.5 percent DV)
Potassium: 254 mg (5.4 percent DV)
Vitamin A: 20 international units (0.4 percent DV)
Vitamin C: 97.6 mg (162.6 percent DV)
Vitamin K: 3.7 mg (4.6 percent DV)

Healthy Strawberry Smoothie-

Ingredients:
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk substitute of choice)
2 soft Medjool dates (optional)
2 cups fresh strawberries
1/2 cup of ice, or as needed for thickness

Instructions:
Blend the ice, almond milk and dates until smooth, then add the strawberries and enjoy!

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