Red Strawberry, like other berries, are famous in the phytonutrient world as a natural 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 support the protection of healthy cell structures in the body and to possibly support the protection of oxygen damage in all of the body's organ systems.
Strawberries' unique phenol content may help support healthy heart and blood vessel function. Strawberries are a great natural source of Iodine / Potassium iodide (KI). Iodine is a chemical element essential for the production of glandular secretions that may support a healthy metabolism. The natural Potassium iodide (KI) / Iodine from Strawberries is absorbed by your body more slowly and safely than chemical or synthetic iodine.
Strawberries may possibly be linked to healthy vision. 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 support eye health, 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 health benefits and traditional uses of Freeze Dried Strawberry Powder may include:
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 lipid levels
Low Glycemic Index (GI) of 40
May support the body's ability to fight certain types of cellular mutation
A natural source of phytonutrients like phenols, flavonoids & anthocyanins
Constituents of Strawberries include:
Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium
Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Choline, Betaine, Vitamin A (RAE), Beta carotene, Vitamin A (IU), Lutein & Zeaxanthin, Vitamin E, Beta Tocopherol, Vitamin K
Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine,. Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Proline, Serine
Anthocyanidins: Petunidin, Delphinidin, Pelargonidin, Cyanidin
Flavan-3-ols: Catechin, Epigallocatechin, Epicatechin, Epicatechin 3-gallate, Epigallocatechin 3-gallate, Gallocatechin
Flavonols: Kaempferol, Quercetin
Proanthocyanidins: Proanthocyanidin Monomers, Proanthocyanidin Dimers, Proanthocyanidin Trimers, Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers, Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers, Proanthocyanidin (>10mers)
Suggested Use: Mix 1 tablespoon with juice, yogurt, or add to your favorite smoothie or recipes.
Mixing suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic banana flakes and extra rich cacao powders in a smoothie.
Miscellaneous Facts about our Raw, Freeze Dried Strawberry Powder
Ingredients: Raw, Freeze Dried Strawberry Powder.
Botanical Name: Fragaria X Ananassa
Other Names: fraises des bois (strawberries of the woods), erdbeere, fresa, fraise, fragola
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness
ZNaturalFoods.com offers our 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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