Food Fact: Strawberries

Food Fact: Strawberries are rich in dietary fiber and manganese, and contain more vitamin C than any other berry. Among strawberries’ antioxidants are anthocynanins and ellagic acid, a phytochemical that has been shown to fight carcinogens. Antioxidant compounds found in strawberries may also prevent the oxidation of LDL ("bad") cholesterol, and may help fight the development of heart disease. Strawberries are also high in folic acid, dietary fiber and potassium.

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