11 May '12, 5pm

strawberries

strawberries

Photo: Manchester-Monkey /flickr Like strawberries? If you’re like the average consumer of this fruit — which is actually a member of the rose family — you consume about 5 pounds of strawberries each year. How are strawberries, which are second only to apples in fresh-fruit popularity, doing your body good? Let’s review some strawberry nutrition facts . Most strawberry lovers know that a serving contains a lot of vitamin C. In fact, one cup of strawberries (about eight medium-sized berries) yields 150 percent daily value (DV) of vitamin C. Talk about nutrient density! That’s a lot of vitamin C for only 50 calories. Strawberries are also relatively high in fiber. One cup provides 3 grams, or 12 percent DV. Some stick-figure-worshipping, conscientious dieters might pass up a handful of strawberries because a single serving contains 12 grams of sugar. But when you factor in t...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/strawberry...

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