Freeze Dried Strawberry
100% natural, vegan and raw, gluten free, no added sugar or sulphur, no preservatives, GMO free
Strawberries are not only a great addition to desserts, but also rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C (better than citrus!).
Regular consumption of strawberries strengthens the immune system and blood vessels, lowers triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels. The high content of iron, potassium and magnesium makes strawberries ideal for people susceptible to anaemia, living under a stress or suffering from hypertension.
Why should we eat strawberries?
Freeze dried strawberry is an amazing fruit!
It is thought, strawberries were first cultivated as food in France around 1300. However, even the ancient Romans appreciated strawberries for their ornamental value. They were also considered an aphrodisiac. Strawberries are the perfect addition to champagne when celebrating special moments!
They support the daily functioning of the body, protecting against civilization diseases (including cancer and cardiovascular system diseases). They improve skin condition, support weight loss and are diabetic-friendly. Eating strawberries protects the gastric mucosa from alcohol-induced damage, and the quercetin they contain is a natural anti-inflammatory agent.
Strawberries - health properties
These powerful fruits are:
rich in nutrients (high nutrient density);
perfect source of vitamin C (better than citrus);
source of vitamins: C, A, E, K, B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B6, B9 (folic acid);
source of minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, sodium, zinc, iodine;
rich and diverse source of polyphenolic antioxidants having anti-inflammatory, rejuvenating and protective (reducing oxidative damage) effect;
involved in the production of superoxide dismutase;
alkaline food (deacidify the body, help restore the acid-base balance);
good source of alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3).
Freeze-dried strawberries nutritional values
support the work and development of the brain and nervous system, improve memory and cognitive functions;
prevent fatigue and depression;
support weight loss (low in calories, contain bromelain, rich in fibre, accelerate metabolism);
have anti-cancer and detoxifying properties;
have antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties;
support liver, gall bladder and bile production;
protect the digestive system mucosa, reducing the risk of stomach ulcers, enteritis and colorectal cancer;
help in iron absorption (especially recommended for vegetarians and vegans);
improve appetite and digestion, cleanse the intestines of lingering debris and support beneficial bacterial flora;
protect against heart and circulatory system diseases (lower blood pressure, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, prevent blood clots);
have a positive effect on the skin (discoloration, acne), hair and nails;
prevent eye diseases and strengthen eyesight (dry eye, degeneration of the optic nerve and macula);
improve the immune system and strengthen the entire body;
reduce the risk of developing diabetes – have a low glycaemic index, and help diabetics control sugar levels;
strengthen bones and teeth, support muscles;
naturally whiten teeth and prevent tartar build-up;
protect against inflammatory changes and skin degenerations due to the harmful effects of UV rays;
reduce joint inflammation (rich in anti-inflammatory substances; reduce the amount of uric acid, which irritates the joints).
Excellent source of vitamin C
Strawberries are rich in vitamin C – they contain the most vitamin C of all berries, even more than lemon.
Vitamin C properties:
- is involved in collagen production (a protein necessary for the development and regeneration of skin, bones, teeth, connective tissue and gums);
- supports the immune system;
- has a soothing effect and shortens the duration of upper respiratory tract infections;
- protects the body against the harmful effects of free radicals, thus reducing the risk of cancer;
- reduces the risk of blindness by the elderly;
- supports the absorption of iron (ideal for vegetarians and vegans).
Strawberries and diabetes
The substances contained in strawberries activate certain proteins that inhibit the increase in blood sugar levels. In addition, strawberries have a low glycaemic index and contain fructose metabolized without insulin, so they can also be enjoyed by those living with diabetes. Strawberries also contain ellagic acid, which, along with antioxidants, helps slow down the digestion of starchy foods.
strawberries and anticancer properties
In addition to ample amount of vitamin C, strawberries are rich in ellagic acid. This compound is a strong antioxidant, strengthens the immune system, inhibits cell mutation, preventing the formation of cancer cells, and causes the death of already formed ones (apoptosis). Ellagic acid counteracts carcinogens, both synthetic and naturally occurring in food, thus preventing the formation of new cancer cells.
Strawberries can neutralize the carcinogenic effects of nitrosamines, which are contained in thermally processed foods. Moreover, the dietary fibre contained in strawberries supports intestinal peristalsis, which prevents the development of colon cancer.
Many studies show that strawberries may help prevent several types of cancer thanks to their ability to soothe oxidative stress (caused by excess oxygen free radicals) and inflammation. Strawberries can inhibit the formation of tumours in oral cancer and the growth of liver cancer and mammary gland cancer.
Strawberries and allergy
Strawberries are classified as a potential allergen due to their salicylate content. Allergy to strawberries particularly affects children. The most common symptoms are urticaria, sometimes with diarrhoea. Anaphylactic shock occurs much less frequently. Allergic reactions most often occur after consuming fresh strawberries. After heat treatment, e.g. cooking or baking, the allergens in strawberries are less potent.
Small fruit seeds can also irritate the intestinal mucosa – they are not recommended for people with inflammatory ailments of the intestine (e.g. ulcerative colitis). In turn, they will be beneficial for those prone to constipation.
It is also not advisable to eat fresh strawberries out of season, as they may contain increased amounts of fertilizers and pesticides. This, in turn, may contribute to the intensification of possible allergic reactions. Thanks to freeze-dried strawberries, you can enjoy these fruits all year round!
Strawberries slow down the aging process of the brain
Strawberry polyphenols act as anti-inflammatory compounds, protect against brain-wasting diseases (such as dementia or Alzheimer), and improve memory, ability to concentrate and learn. In addition, the compounds contained in strawberries increase blood flow to the brain and ensure efficient removal of toxic substances from the brain, which is extremely important in maintaining proper intellectual performance.
Strawberries and weight loss support
Strawberries eaten without fattening additives support weight loss. They are a low-calorie fruit, and the pectin contained in them (which can also be found in blueberries and raspberries) stimulate the intestines and help release fat cells from the tissue. Organic acids contained in these fruits regulate digestion, accelerate metabolism and cleanse the body of accumulated toxins.
The enzymes in strawberries quickly prepare the stomach to digest food. The enzyme bromelain breaks down dietary protein and speeds up the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates. Additionally, strawberries are choleretic (stimulate the liver and gall bladder), diuretic (support kidney function), which also contributes to weight loss.
Strawberries and body cleansing
Strawberries have disinfecting and bactericidal properties, which means that they cleanse our body of toxic compounds of metabolism. The content of pectin and organic acids accelerates the intestines and regulates the digestive processes. In addition, strawberries cleanse the intestines of food residues, improving metabolism, the natural bacterial flora, and protecting against colon cancer.
Heart and circulatory system protection
Strawberries activate a certain type of protein that protects against heart and circulatory system diseases (such as atherosclerosis, stroke, thrombosis or heart attack). They contain substances that help to lower blood pressure, levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and counteract the build-up of atherosclerotic plaque (platelet aggregation).
Regular consumption of strawberries can lower the risk of a heart attack in middle-aged women by almost 32%. In addition, they improve the function of the vascular endothelium, dilate blood vessels and reduce the tendency to venous thrombosis.
You can reach for these seasonal fruits any time you want!
We pick only the finest, wholesome strawberries and freeze-dry them, in order to preserve their original flavour and nutritional content.
Freeze-dried strawberries in the kitchen
Sweets lovers can use freeze-dried strawberries in many ways – for cakes, muffins, cocktails, lemonades, chocolate, ice cream, desserts and starters with whipped cream. These fruits are a great addition to natural yoghurt, millet or oat flakes.
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