Calories in Strawberries

strawberriesMy first instinct, when I wondered how many calories there were in Strawberries, was that it had to be a low calorie fruit, and after a bit of research, I was right. A single average sized strawberry has just 3 calories, with a 100g potion of strawberries, which would include an average of about 8-9 strawberries clocks in at 27 calories.

The greatest thing about Strawberries are that a single cup contains 140% of your recommended dietary allowance of Vitamin C. Strawberries also contain a substance known as ellargic acid — an acid also found blackberries, cranberries, raspberries and grapes, cherries, walnuts, pecans and Brazil nuts. This ellargic acid acts like a scavenger and binds cancer-causing chemicals, making them inactive.

Please remember that the calorie count would be much higher, depending on how you consumed it. Eating them raw would be fine, but the moment you have Strawberry pancakes or with Cream the calories will start to climb.

When purchasing, select strawberries that have a full red color and avoid any that are uncolored or white.

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