Spotlight: Strawberry

S is for Strawberry

Ah, the strawberry. Bright red, luscious fruit. Rich and romantic, truly delicious!

Eating strawberries can make your teeth appear whiter (apparently!) In truth, there is no scientific evidence of this however, if you eat strawberries and your lips turn redder then voila! your teeth appear a little bit whiter! (Remember there’s a lot of natural sugars in fruit so brushing your teeth after eating them is a really good idea!)
Did you know that strawberries are the only fruit to have their seeds on the outside? Huh… Anyway, on with the nutrition benefits of these wonderful fruits…

🍓Strawberries are 91% water, around 8% carbohydrates and the final percent is protein (0.7%) and fat (0.3%)

🍓 100g of strawberries contain just 32kcal, 4.9g of sugar and 2g of fibre

🍓 Strawberries contain high amounts of Vitamin C – great for your immune system and maintaining healthy skin

🍓 Strawberries also contain manganese – a trace element required for brain an nervous system and enzyme system function

🍓Strawberries contain Vitamin B9, also known as folate. Folate is particularly important for pregnant women and older adults as it is important for normal tissue growth and cell function