Orchard of Health - Strawberries
Strawberries Pack a Nutritional Punch:
With most Americans falling short of 5 A Day recommendations, new research gives people additional reasons to eat more strawberries. Two separate studies presented at the 2003 American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition reveal that in addition to being low in fat and calories, strawberries are naturally high in fiber, vitamin C, folate, potassium and antioxidants, making them a sweet alternative boost to total body wellness.
One Serving a Day...
"The body of evidence showing a health benefit of strawberries continues to grow," said Dr. Fulgoni. "This latest research demonstrates that people who eat strawberries may be benefiting from their many nutrients, which may help maintain a healthy heart."
...And They Taste So Good
Strawberries are available year-round, offering the perfect opportunity for consumers to add great taste and nutrition to their everyday, healthy diet. While research shows that 94 percent of Americans currently consume strawberries annually, this recent research strongly suggests that consuming them more often will be beneficial to their overall long-term health.
California is the largest producer of domestically grown strawberries, supplying 88 percent of the strawberries grown in the United States. On average, over 30,000 acres in the state produce over one billion pounds of fresh and frozen strawberries.
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