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THE RED ESSENCE: STRAWBERRY NUTRITION AND HEALTH
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The strawberry is nutritious as well as delicious. In a nutrient density analysis done by the American college of Nutrition, strawberries placed in the top three fruits. The ranking was based on each fruit's ability to provide recommended amounts of 9 nutrients deemed essential.
Sweet Darling strawberries are a fantastic source of Vitamin C, folic acid, potassium and dietary fiber. And of course they're fat, sodium and cholesterol-free plus the strawberry is one of nature's most powerful antioxidant and anti-cancer substances. What a beautiful food. . . .Counting calories?
Would you rather have one chocolate covered peanut candy or 18 strawberries? Eighteen strawberries have a similar calorie count to a single coated peanut candy they're fat free and pack a wallop of nutitional value.
Who says the green ones are best? The essence of Sweet Darling is red strawberry culture.  
USDA Strawberry Nutritional Data
Nutrient Units Value per 100 g,
edible portion
N SE 1 cup, halves = 152.000 g
Proximates
Water g 91.570 100 .136 139.186
Energy kcal 30.000 0 0.000 45.600
Energy kj 126.000 0 0.000 191.520
Protein g .610 91 .026 0.927
Total lipid (fat) g .370 6 .135 0.562
Carbohydrate, by difference g 7.020 0 0.000 10.670
Fiber, total dietary g 2.300 0 0.000 3.496
Ash g .430 81 .009 0.654
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 14.000 10 .504 21.280
Iron, Fe mg .380 84 .042 0.578
Magnesium, Mg mg 10.000 74 .227 15.200
Phosphorus, P mg 19.000 81 .464 28.880
Potassium, K mg 166.000 49 2.916 252.320
Sodium, Na mg 1.000 32 .225 1.520
Zinc, Zn mg .130 19 .004 0.198
Copper, Cu mg .049 78 .005 0.074
Manganese, Mn mg .290 76 .031 0.441
Vitamins
Vitamin C, ascorbic acid mg 56.700 85 1.882 86.184
Thiamin mg .020 1 0.000 0.030
Riboflavin mg .066 1 0.000 0.100
Niacin mg .230 1 0.000 0.350
Pantothenic acid mg .340 0 0.000 0.517
Vitamin B-6 mg .059 3 .003 0.090
Folate mcg 17.700 8 1.729 26.904
Vitamin B-12 mcg 0.000 0 0.000 0.000
Vitamin A, IU IU 27.000 3 3.480 41.040
Vitamin A, RE mcg_RE 3.000 3 .348 4.560
Vitamin E mg_ATE .140 0 0.000 0.213
Lipids
Fatty acids, saturated g .020 0 0.000 0.030
4:0 butyric g 0.000 0 0.000 0.000
6:0 caproic g 0.000 0 0.000 0.000
8:0 caprylic g 0.000 0 0.000 0.000
10:0 capric g 0.000 0 0.000 0.000
12:0 lauric g 0.000 0 0.000 0.000
14:0 myristic g 0.000 0 0.000 0.000
16:0 palmitic g .014 2 0.000 0.021
18:0 stearic g .004 2 0.000 0.006
Fatty acids, monounsaturated g .052 0 0.000 0.079
16:1 palmitoleic g .001 2 0.000 0.002
18:1 oleic g .051 2 0.000 0.078
20:1 gadoleic g 0.000 0 0.000 0.000
22:1 erucic g 0.000 0 0.000 0.000
Fatty acids, polyunsaturated g .186 0 0.000 0.283
18:2 linoleic g .108 2 0.000 0.164
18:3 linolenic g .078 2 0.000 0.119
18:4 parinaric g 0.000 0 0.000 0.000
20:4 arachidonic g 0.000 0 0.000 0.000
20:5 timnodonic g 0.000 0 0.000 0.000
22:5 clupanodonic g 0.000 0 0.000 0.000
22:6 docosahexaenoic g 0.000 0 0.000 0.000
Cholesterol mg 0.000 0 0.000 0.000
Phytosterols mg 12.000 0 0.000 18.240
Amino acids
Tryptophan g .007 1 0.000 0.011
Threonine g .019 1 0.000 0.029
Isoleucine g .014 1 0.000 0.021
Leucine g .031 1 0.000 0.047
Lysine g .025 1 0.000 0.038
Methionine g .001 1 0.000 0.002
Cystine g .005 1 0.000 0.008
Phenylalanine g .018 1 0.000 0.027
Tyrosine g .021 1 0.000 0.032
Valine g .018 1 0.000 0.027
Arginine g .026 1 0.000 0.040
Histidine g .012 1 0.000 0.018
Alanine g .031 1 0.000 0.047
Aspartic acid g .138 1 0.000 0.210
Glutamic acid g .090 1 0.000 0.137
Glycine g .024 1 0.000 0.036
Proline g .019 1 0.000 0.029
Serine g .023 1 0.000 0.035

Strawberries, Spinach Deemed Most Powerful Antioxidant Foods

By Denise Mann
July 14,1997

Adding strawberries to your breakfast cereal and eating a spinach salad for lunch may help you fight cancer, heart disease and other ills, new findings suggest.

That's because strawberries and spinach have as much ability to counteract damaging oxygen-free radicals in the body as a large dose of vitamin C, according to researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

In a study of eight elderly women, special drinks made from strawberry or spinach extracts each boosted the women's antioxidant capacity by 20 percent. That's as much as taking 1,250 milligrams of vitamin C, reported Ronald L. Prior of the USDA's Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston.

Vitamin C and other antioxidants protect the body by gobbling up the oxygen-free radicals that damage cells and are believed to promote cancer, heart disease and aging.

In an earlier laboratory study, the researchers found that strawberries and spinach had the highest antioxidant capacity of 40 common fruits and vegetables. The new study was designed to determine whether eating these foods would actually translate into greater antioxidant capacity in the human body.

Not commercially available, the strawberry and spinach drinks were the equivalent of about 8 to 10 ounces of the fruit or vegetable. "That is about the amount of spinach found in one bag or about one pint of strawberries," said researcher Neal Lischner.

"Both spinach and strawberries are nutrient-dense foods, so it makes sense that they would top the list of fruits and vegetables" containing antioxidants, said Felicia Busch, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association in Chicago.

"The easiest way to get spinach into your diet is to stop buying iceberg lettuce, and use spinach or other dark green leafy vegetables in salads," Busch said. Spinach and strawberries are also good sources of folic acid--a B vitamin that is needed for cell growth. "Strawberries are actually real good on top of spinach," she added.
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