Nutritional Information for Strawberries

Strawberries are not only good for eating, they are also nutritious. They are an excellent source of vitamin C (ascorbic acid). In fact, one cup of fresh strawberries provides about 88 milligrams of ascorbic acid, which more than meets the Recommended Daily Dietary allowance of 45 milligrams for the average adult. Vitamin C is well retained when the strawberries are handled carefully. Capping, injuring, cutting, or juicing, however, will reduce the vitamin content.

Strawberries are low in calories: one cup of unsweetened strawberries has only 55 calories. So those on a reducing diet, can use strawberries to add flavor, food value, and pleasure to meals. They are a great in between-meal snack.

One 140 g serving of eight (8) medium-sized strawberries has:

  • 140% of the Daily Value for vitamin C
  • 12% of the Daily Value for dietary fiber
  • Only 7 grams of sugar (lowest among the top-selling fruits)
  • A source of folate and potassium
  • Only 45 calories

Nutritional Comparison of Fruits

Fruit

Fiber
(g)

Potassium (mg)

Vitamin C (mg)

Sugar
(g)

Strawberries

3

210

84

10

Apples

4

150

7

14

Grapes

1

266

6

22

Bananas

4

504

13

17

Oranges

3

252

74

13

Related Links:

Selecting the Best Strawberries

How to Preserve Strawberries Until Using

Storing and Preparing Strawberries

Strawberry Measures, Equivalents, and Substitutions

Freezing Strawberries

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