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.
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%)