The deep red beauty, fragrance, and sweet juiciness of strawberries make them the most popular berry fruit in the world.
Strawberries contain an array of beneficial phytonutrients, including flavonoids, anthocyanidins and ellagic acid, whose presence cause strawberries to be a heart-protective fruit, an anti-cancer fruit, and an anti-inflammatory fruit.
The rich color in strawberries is caused by the anthocyanins, which are an indicator of the potent antioxidants they contain. Antioxidants have repeatedly been shown to help protect cell structures in the body and to prevent oxygen damage in all of the body's organ systems.
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. They are also a very good source of dietary fiber and iodine. In addition, strawberries are a good source of potassium, folate, vitamin B2, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, copper, and vitamin K.