Extreme clumping occurs in this strawberry because it is 100% pure and nothing is added to prevent clumping. Before ordering please contact us if you have questions about the clumping.
Strawberry fruit is known for its antioxidant properties due to high vitamin C, anthocyanins and ellagic acid content. Strawberries also contain dietary fiber, iodine, folate, quercetin and kaempferol. Bursting with flavor, our 100% organic freeze dried strawberry powder captures all the natural taste and nutrition this remarkable berry has to offer.
Red Strawberry, like other berries, are famous in the phytonutrient world as a rich source of phenols. In strawberry juice, these phenols are led by the anthocyanins and ellagitannins. The anthocyanins in strawberry not only provide its flush red color, they also serve as potent antioxidants that have repeatedly been shown to possibly help protect cell structures in the body and to possibly prevent oxygen damage in all of the body's organ systems. Strawberries' unique phenol content may help support healthy heart function, blood vessel health and cellular replication. The phenols in strawberry may also have the ability to lessen activity of the enzyme cyclooxygenase, or COX.
Strawberries are a great natural source of Iodine / Potassium iodide (KI). Iodine is a chemical element essential for the production of thyroid hormones that regulate growth and metabolism. Diets deficient in iodine increase risk of retarded brain development in children (cretinism), mental slowness, high cholesterol, lethargy, fatigue, depression, weight gain, and goiter: a swelling of the thyroid gland in the neck. The natural Potassium iodide (KI) / Iodine from Strawberries is absorbed by your body more slowly and safely than chemical or synthetic iodine.
Red Strawberry have recently been pinpointed as a leading source of compounds thought to possibly produce health benefits for women, due to their high concentrations of phytoestrogens. Studies now indicate that berries may contain some of the highest levels of phytoestrogens. These compounds act as a natural form of estrogen. During studies at the University of Helsinki in Finland, scientists measured eight different berries for their phytoestrogen level, and concluded that strawberries have the second highest level of phytoestrogens with blackberries being the only fruit containing higher levels.
Organic Strawberries may provide some protection against Macular Degeneration. Your mother may have told you carrots would keep your eyes bright as a child, but as an adult, it looks like fruit is even more important for keeping your sight. Data reported in a study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology indicates that eating 3 or more servings of fruit per day may lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the primary cause of vision loss in older adults, by 36%, compared to persons who consume less than 1.5 servings of fruit daily.
The strawberry is a member of the rose family. The plant produces succulent, red, conical fruit from tiny white flowers, and sends out runners to propagate. Strawberries are a fragrant, red colored, ground dwelling fruit. Their history dates back over 2,000 years with records showing a variety of breeds as a native in many parts of the world.
The strawberry is often described as a luxury item, enjoyed by royalty. France's King Charles V had over 3000 planted at the Louvre in Paris, King Louis XIII ate them everyday; and both Louis XIII and Louis XIV the latter enjoyed the berries so much that they are recorded to have eaten them to the point of indigestion!
The use of strawberries and of the strawberry plant itself for therapeutic purposes dates back as long as they have been eaten. American Indians prepared infusions of strawberry plant leaves as a treatment for stomach pain and gastrointestinal ailments such as diarrhea. Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus was convinced that strawberries had miraculously healed his severe attack of gout; and the French philosopher Bernard de Fontenelle, who died at the age of 100 attributed the secret of his longevity to strawberries.
Some possible traditional uses of Raw Freeze Dried Strawberry Powder may include:
● High concentrations of phytoestrogens - natural plant estrogens that act as a natural form of estrogen
● May support healthy eyesight
● Strawberries are one of the few sources of ellagic acid
● Strong antioxidant benefits
● Natural source of Iodine / Potassium iodide (KI)
● May support healthy cholesterol levels
● Low Glycemic Index (GI) of 40
● May fight certain types of cellular mutation
● High in phytonutrients like phenols, flavonoids & anthocyanins
This product is 100% natural and minimally processed. Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Due to its nature, this powder tends to clump. If clumping occurs, lay the bag on a flat surface and place a towel over the bag. Then pound on the bag until the clumps break up. The towel will help protect the bag from damage.
Mix 2 teaspoons with juice, yogurt, or add to your favorite smoothie or recipes.
Fragaria X ananassa
fraises des bois (strawberries of the woods), erdbeere, fresa, fraise, fragola
Freeze Dried Strawberry.
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Raw Freeze Dried Strawberry Powder passes our strict quality assurance which includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Raw Freeze Dried Strawberry Powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Raw Freeze Dried Strawberry Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.
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