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Strawberry is a hybrid species of the genus Fragaria and is widely grown as a fruit. Botanically, strawberries are not identified as a berry. In 2017, strawberries’ world production was 9.2 million tonnes, led by China with 40% of the total.


It is a flowering plant belonging to the rose family (Rosaceae). Strawberries are natively grown in regions of the Nothern hemisphere. The weather of the northern hemisphere is suitable for the cultivation of strawberry.  They are commonly eaten as it is or is used in recipes as a dessert fruit, are used as a pastry or pie filling, and maybe preserved in many ways.

Commonly Known as

Language Name Written as
Arabic alfarawila الفراولة
Bengali Sṭrabēri স্ট্রবেরি
Gujarati Sṭrōbērī સ્ટ્રોબેરી
Hindi Jharber झरबेर
Kannada nallamurli ನೆಲಮುಳ್ಳಿ
Malayalam ñāvalppaḻaṁ ഞാവല്പ്പഴം
Marathi Tyācē rōpa त्याचे रोप
Punjabi Saṭrābairī ਸਟ੍ਰਾਬੈਰੀ
Tamil Paḻavakai பழவகை
Telugu Sṭrāberrī స్ట్రాబెర్రీ
Urdu istraberri اسٹرابیری

Nutritional Profile of Strawberry

Nutritional profile per 100 gms

  • Calories: 33
  • Protein: 700mg
  • Carbohydrate: 8mg
  • Fiber: 2mg
  • Fat: 300mg
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Potassium: 153mg

Source: USDA & Google

Benefits

Health Of Heart

Few studies revealed that berries are related to improving heart health. Many people who eat berries were linked to a lower risk of heart disease. Strawberries contain antioxidants that lower the oxidative stress. It placates the risk of chronic diseases and keeps the heart-healthy.

Source: PubmedCentral

Regulates Blood Sugar

Carbs are broken down into sugar and released into the bloodstream by your body. Insulin then starts building up in your body after that. However, the imbalance of sugar sometimes can happen, and heart diseases and diabetes is risked to happen. Strawberries slow down this process and the hype in sugar in your blood, thus regulating blood sugar levels.

Source: PubmedCentral

Prevents Cancer

Cancer is one of the chronic diseases that occur due to damages done by free radicals. Oxidative stress is also a cause for this to happen. Since strawberries contain antioxidants and possess anti-inflammatory properties, it is useful for and may help prevent cancer.

Source: PubmedCentral

Side Effects

Allergies from strawberries are quite common, especially among children. Its symptoms include itching or tingling in the mouth, hives, headaches, and swelling of the lips, face, tongue, or throat, as well as breathing problems in severe cases. Strawberries also contain goitrogens. This compound may interfere with the thyroid gland’s functioning in our body.

Source: PubmedCentral

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it okay to eat strawberries every day?

Strawberries are a great fruit to include in your everyday diet. But one must be careful to not eat in too much quantity as it is believed to have too sugar content.

Do strawberries help in burning belly fat?

According to a study done at the University of Michigan, all berries, including strawberries, help burn belly fats due to its antioxidants.

When to not eat strawberries?

If the fruit is discolored or its color has changed, it is not good to eat it.

Recipes With Strawberry / झरबेर as Ingredient