Strawberries are a popular treat in desserts, candies, and on their own as fresh fruits. Unfortunately, these bright, juicy, sweet, tart berries are not always in season. The best way to enjoy the natural treat all year is to have dried strawberries. These chewy, flavorful treats are like having an all-natural, guilt-free candy.
Although strawberries contain simple sugars, they also have fiber, giving them a relatively low glycemic index. Therefore, strawberries are generally safe for diabetics. One serving of the dried fruit delivers two grams of soluble and insoluble fiber. Dietary fiber supports gut health, helps weight loss, and may aid in preventing diseases.
With a nutrient-packed nutritional profile, strawberries contain folate, potassium, Vitamin C, and manganese. Other healthful compounds found in strawberries include ellagic acid, ellagitannins, pelargonidin, and procyanidins.
Pelargonidin is the most abundant of the astounding 25 varieties of anthocyanins found in strawberries. Not only do anthocyanins give fruits and flowers bright coloring, but they are very heart-healthy. Most flowers and fruits have anthocyanins in their skin. Strawberries have an extra dose in their flesh as well as in their bright red outer skin.
In addition to promoting heart health, strawberries are believed to have properties that inhibit cancer. Research suggests ellagic acids and ellagitannins stop the growth of cancer cells.
The reasons to add dried strawberries to your diet are numerous. We source our dried fruit from reputable suppliers. We are your number one source for dried fruits and other high-quality snacks. Enjoy our dried berries on their own, add them to cereal, or mix them with other fruits and nuts.