Strawberry varieties:

Albion

8 x 1lb Clamshell Strawberries
8 x 1 lb  clamshells
1 lb Clamshell
1 lb clamshells
2 lb clamshell
2 lb. clamshell
2 lb Clamshell open
2 lb. clamshell (open)
12 Dry Pints
12 Dry Pints
1 lb Long Stem Clamshell (closed)
1 lb Longstem Clamshell (closed)
Packaging Configuration
  • 12 dry pint - the old standard
  • 8 - 1 lb. clam shell
  • 4 - 2 lb. clam shell
  • 4 - 1 lb. long stems
  • 1 - 4 lb clam shell
  • 4 - 1 lb. long stems
  • 12 - 6 oz. black berries
  • Organic Strawberries
1 lb longstem clamshell
1 lb Longstem Clamshell (open)


Nutrition Facts

California Strawberries:
The Red Edge for good health


The direction of current research suggests that eating just eight strawberries a day may improve heart health, lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of some cancers and support cognitive function. No wonder people equate strawberries with nutritional power!

Nutrient density is one way to look at the health edge a food provides. In fact, when it comes to vitamin C and sugar content, strawberries have The Red Edge over other top-selling fruits. And, being so low in calories, strawberries are a favorite, naturally sweet snack allowed in popular low-carbohydrate diet plans.

Fiber is considered by the American Heart Association to be important for heart health. Epidemiological studies have reported that people who eat higher amounts of total fiber have a lower risk of heart disease and hypertension.

Potassium is an important nutrient to balance electrolytes, aid muscle contractions and maintain healthy blood pressure.

Antioxidants (including vitamin C) are key to warding off chronic diseases and promoting optimum health. Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) tests show that the antioxidants in strawberries are efficiently absorbed within one hour after being eaten. Once absorbed, antioxidants fight free radicals - rogue compounds that can cause chronic illnesses.

Strawberries are among the top three fresh fruits that provide this healthy antioxidant boost, which is one reason why they may help prevent cancer and heart disease.

Folate may prevent some types of birth defects. It also reduces serum levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that may be an independed risk factor in heart disease.

In addition to traditional nutrients, strawberries are also rich in phenolic compounds such as flavonoids and ellagic acid, wich are the focus of intense study due to their antioxidant and anticancer properties. The majority of flavonoids in strawberries are anthocyanins, the compounds responsible for the red color of berries.

Certain flavonoids, including quercetin, kaempferol and anthocyanins have been shown to inhibit platelet aggregation, an abnormal "clumping" of the blood particles responsible for clotting. These flavonoids appear to slow the clotting process, thereby decreasing the tendency to form clots and reducing the risk of stroke.

Strawberries have the Red Edge amonth the top five fruits

  Fiber
(g)
Potassium
(mg)
Vitamin C
(mg)
Folate
(mcg)
Sugars
(g)
Strawberries 3 210 84 34 7
Apples 4 150 7 4 14
Grapes 1 266 6 6 22
Bananas 4 504 13 28 17
Oranges 3 252 74 41 13

One 140g. serving of eight medium-sized strawberries contains:

  • 140% of the Daily Value for Vitamin C, which is more than that contained in one orange.
  • 12% of the Daily Value for dietary fiber.
  • A recognized source of folate and potassium.
  • Only 45 calories.
  • Only 7 grams of sugards, lowest among the top-selling fruits.
  • No fat grams.

5-A-Day the Color Way:

  • Health researchers have determined that increased consumption of fruits and vegetables leads to reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.
  • The produce for Better Health Foundation and the National Cancer Institute supporth this research, and recommend eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
  • The California Strawberry Commission strongly supports the 5-A-Day program.

Just a serving a day of California Strawberries can give your health an edge - The Red Edge.

 

*All above Nutrition Facts provided by California Strawberry Commission


 

 
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