We’re keeping today’s Food Fact very simple! Who doesn’t love a good strawberry am I right? Whether you’re throwing them in a smoothie or eating them raw, it’s always a must have ingredient in the fridge. Personally, we love strawberries in our morning granola or on the side of a dish for breakfast.

Did you know?

  • Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen each Spring?
  • On an average strawberry, there are 200 seeds
  • California produces 75% of strawberry crops in the United States
  • Don’t rinse your cut strawberries under water until you’re ready to eat them—it speeds up spoiling
  • There is a museum in Belgium dedicated to strawberries.

Nutritional Facts

One cup of fresh strawberries contains:

  • 49 calories
  • 0 grams of fat
  • 7 grams of sugar
  • 3 grams of fiber
  • 1 gram of protein
  • 4 mg Vitamin C (149%)
  • 2 IU Vitamin A (89%)
  • .6 mg Manganese (29%)
  • 36 mcg Folate (9%)
  • 233 mg Potassium (7%)
  • 8 mg Magnesium (5%)
  • 3 mcg Vitamin K (4%)



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