Are Strawberries Good For You?
There’s nothing like a punnet of fresh strawberries for picnics in warmer months, or even a bowl of strawberries and vegan cream for that matter — but are strawberries good for you? We’ve got the full lowdown here.
Want to know a fun, if not jarring fact? Strawberries are technically not a type of berry — in fact strawberries aren’t technically a fruit at all. This is because their seeds are on the outside, and these contain seeds inside them; the fleshy fruit part is an accessory, if you like, to hold the plant’s ovaries. Of course, this is a technicality and most people still recognise them as a type of fruit.
Do strawberries have nutritional value?
Yes, strawberries are more than just a summertime treat — they also have a great deal of nutritional value. They are a great source of vitamins C and K, which helps protect cells from free radicals and is key to healthy cell repair respectively. Strawberries also contain good amounts of minerals such as potassium and manganese, as well as being a good source of fibre.
Are strawberries good for you?
Yes, strawberries are a great fruit to incorporate into your diet. Aside from its nutritional value as previously stated, they are also thought to have anti-inflammatory properties and help prevent heart disease.
Try our delicious strawberries and cream recipe the next time you’re craving a punnet!
by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.