STRAWBERRIES

BY: OLIVEA

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STRAWBERRY FUN FACTS

  1. Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
  2. The average strawberry has 200 seeds.
  3. There is a museum in Belgium just for strawberries.
  4. Strawberries are a member of the rose family.
  5. Strawberries aren’t true berries, like blueberries or even grapes

VITAMINS

  • Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, K
  • Niacin
  • Folate
  • Pantothenic Acid

MINERALS

  • Potassium
  • Phosphorous
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Copper

HEALTH BENEFITS

What do Strawberries help your body to do?

They help your body fight off heart attacks, strokes, and Alzheimer's Disease.

What are the benefits of eating ANTIOXIDANTS?

Anti-Inflammatory Effects, Prevents Heart Diseases, heath-boosting and Anti-Aging effects

Why Do some people need to eat low Glycemic foods?

Because they have DIABETES

WHAT DO FREE RADICALS DO IN OUR BODY?

Free Radicals make it harder to fight off infection, they damage DNA leading to cancer, they also make it harder to fight off heart disease and Free radicals also speed up the aging process.

What are the benefits of eating FIBER? What does it fight off?

RELIEVES:

  • Constipation
  • Hemorrhoids


PREVENTS:

  • Diseases
  • Keeps weight under control

ORIGIN OF THE STRAWBERRY

Strawberries were first discovered over 2,200 years ago. Strawberries grew wildly in Italy as long ago as 234 B.C. and were discovered in Virginia by the first Europeans when their ships landed there in 1588.

Early settlers in Massachusetts enjoyed eating strawberries grown by local American Indians who harvested strawberries as early as 1643. After 1860 strawberries were widely grown in many parts of the country.

Strawberries have been grown in California since the early 1900’s.