Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) belongs to genus Fragaria and is a hybrid plant between Fragaria virginiana of North America and Fragaria chiloensis from Chile.
This hybrid has a typical aroma, flavour and bright red colour. In commercial production the hybrid has replaced the other species and a number of cultivars have been developed form it.
Strawberry is actually an accessory fruit as it develops from the receptacle which holds the ovaries. Strawberry is a good source of flavonoids and vitamin C. 100g of it provides more than half the daily requirement of vitamin C. The fruit contains fair amount of dietary fibre.
Flavonoids like kaempferol and quercetin are particularly helpful in the regulation of the effects of the low density lipoproteins. Ellagic acid in this fruit binds to carcinogens, and protect us from cancer.
Nutrient values and weights given below are calculated for edible portion only. About 5% of strawberry is wasted as caps and stems.
Strawberry nutrition facts
|Nutrients||Units||Value per 100g||One cup sliced 165g|
Strawberry carbohydrates facts
|Units||Value per 100g||One cup sliced
Fruit facts: Strawberry minerals nutrition
|Minerals||Units||Value per 100g||One cup sliced 165g|
Fruit facts: Strawberry vitamins
|Vitamins nutrition facts||Units||Value per
|Vitamin A IU||IU||12||20|
|Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)||mg||0.29||0.48|
|Vitamin K (phylloquinone)||mcg||2.2||3.7|
Fruit facts: Strawberry lipids nutrition
|Lipids nutrition facts||Units||Value per
|Saturated fatty acids||g||0.02||0.03|
|Monounsaturated fatty acids||g||0.04||0.07|
|Polyunsaturated fatty acids||g||0.16||0.26|
Fruit facts: Strawberry amino acids nutrition
|Nutrients facts||Units||Value per 100g||One cup sliced 165g|
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database
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