Strawberries are traditionally one of the favorite fruits with children because they are sweet in flavor, easy to pick up, and have a soft texture. These berries are also full of essential nutrients! Did you know that 1 cup of strawberries provides 100% of the RDA for Vitamin C?!?
Here are a few benefits of consuming strawberries and adequate Vitamin C!
- High in fiber!
- Enhances immune function
- Enhances iron absorption
- A deficiency in Vitamin C causes bleeding gums, loose teeth, weakness, hemorrhaging of hair follicles, poor wound healing, swollen ankles, and diarrhea.
- Provides an excellent source of Manganese and Potassium which are essential for proper bone growth and health!
Uses Of Strawberries: Throw them in smoothies, on top of cereal or yogurt, mash them to make your own jam or cook them down to make a quick simple syrup for desserts!
How To Buy: When looking for strawberries look for berries that are bright red in color and firm. Dull red berries indicate that they are overripe and will not only spoil quickly but are usually not as flavorful.