Nutritional Value

FraiseBec strawberries are not only attractive and delicious, they are also good for your health. For starters, they don’t contain any cholesterol or saturated fat. What’s more, one cup (250 mL) of fresh strawberries has just 60 calories – fewer calories than an apple! And did you know that eight strawberries provide more vitamin C than an orange and meet 20% of our daily folic acid needs?

Folic acid plays an important role during cell division, particularly during the formation of mature blood cells (hematopoiesis) in young growing bodies. Nutritional deficiency in the early stages of pregnancy produces an increase in spontaneous miscarriages and premature births. Adequate intake of folic acid is thus essential for growing children and teens as well as pregnant women.

Nutritional information on Quebec strawberries

  • 100 grams of strawberries contain only 30 calories.
  • Eight strawberries have more vitamin C than an orange.
  • Strawberries are a great source of potassium and a good source of magnesium.
  • Strawberries do not contain any cholesterol or saturated fat.
  • Strawberries are a good source of folic acid (vitamin B9).

Per 150 g portion (8 medium-size strawberries)

Energy 40 Cal (170 kj)
Protein 1,2 g
Fat 0,3 g
Carbohydrates 8,4 g
Dietary fibre 3,9 g
Sodium 7 mg
Potassium 774 mg
Hydrate of carbon 10,5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Saturated fat 0 mg

Percentage of recommended daily intake, per 150 g portion (8 medium-size strawberries)

Vitamin C 159 %
Vitamin B6 6 %
Folic acid 48 %
Magnesium 8 %
Iron 4 %
Folic acid 30 %

Rich in vitamins B and C, and in tannin

Contains several minerals: potassium, phosphorus, calcium, etc.
potassium, phosphore, calcium, etc.

Source: Quebec Strawberry and Raspberry Growers’ Association (APFFQ)