Strawberries contain a large amount of vitamin C, almost 100 milligrams, which is almost as much as a cup of orange juice. Vitamin C is important for immune system function and for strong connective tissue and wound healing. Strawberries also contain, magnesium, folate and potassium.
- Serve strawberries as a simple snack by washing them and removing the leaves. The berries can be left whole or sliced into smaller pieces.
- Dress them up a bit by adding a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of chopped nuts.
- Slice strawberries and add them to oatmeal or cold cereal along with some flax seeds.
- Use them in a salad.
One cup of sliced strawberries contains 98 milligrams vitamin C, 44 micrograms folate, 22 milligrams magnesium, and 254 milligrams potassium. That cup of strawberries has just 53 calories and 3.3 grams fiber.
United States Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. "Strawberries, raw." Accessed April 23, 2011. http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/.