The fruit of the Fragaria bush is called strawberry and has different types. The texture and taste of different varieties of strawberries vary, but they are all heart-shaped, red, and have yellow seeds that have sunk into the surface of the fruit. Fragaria plant fruits in most parts of Asia and Europe, and in Iran it is cultivated mainly in the provinces of Golestan, Mazandaran, Gilan, West and East Azerbaijan and Kermanshah. This plant has been cultivated in France since the 14th century; 200 years later, Native American strawberries arrived in Europe by new continental explorers and were grafted to European strawberries. Today’s strawberries are the result of hybridizing between a Virginia strawberry and a Chilean strawberry.
Wholesale dried strawberries
Dried strawberries due to high durability, And the possibility of not spoiling much longer than fresh strawberries allows you to use it in any situation and enjoy the benefits of strawberries.
Dried strawberries can be eaten as a snack along with other food items such as chips and seeds, along with tea as a good substitute for sugar, etc. and also eaten alone while working, watching movies, watching sports, Or even eat it as a light and healthy snack. Dried strawberries are also used in different cakes, muffins, salads and yogurts and are a great substitute for candy for children, especially children with diabetes.
Wholesale dried strawberries are divided into two categories: ordinary dried strawberries, luxury dried strawberries. The difference between the two categories is that in luxury dried strawberries, fruits are used that are fully ripe on the strawberry bush and the sugar content of the fruit is perfect. These ripe strawberries are picked from the plant, And larger and more uniform slices are struck so that they are all beautiful red. This category is used for entertaining guests and consuming it alone as a snack or with tea, Because it is much more suitable than ordinary dried strawberries which have smaller slices and are more suitable as snacks or for making herbal tea, etc.
Dried strawberry vitamins
It may be interesting to know that strawberries contain vitamins A, E, K, C, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B9 and B12, And when dried, almost all of these vitamins are higher than the volume of the fruit. One of the most important of these vitamins is vitamin C, which helps absorb more minerals in the body. Folate, or B9, is also one of the vitamins in dried strawberries that has created extraordinary benefits, the most important of which we will mention.
Benefits of dried strawberries
Reduce heart disease
According to research from Harvard University School of Health, eating fresh or dried strawberries reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. The study was conducted on 27,000 women over a 10-year period and determined that women who ate strawberries 5 to 8 times a month were 14% less likely to develop cardiovascular disease than women who do not eat fresh or dried strawberries at all.
According to the results of this study, blood cholesterol levels also decrease with regular consumption of strawberries. In related research, scientists have shown that consuming 500 grams of this fruit during the day for a month, drastically reduces blood cholesterol levels compared to the previous month.
Regulate blood sugar
In 2011, researchers found that consuming 35 strawberries a day significantly reduced the effects of diabetes, such as kidney disease and neuropathy. In this fruit, the blood sugar index is very low and therefore, compared to other fruits, it is suitable for people with high blood sugar. Strawberry fisetin reduce the risk of kidney disease in laboratory mice with high blood sugar. Finnish scientists also found in their research that eating strawberries with white bread increased the glycemic response by 36% compared to eating empty white bread, And the polyphenols in this fruit slow down the absorption of carbohydrates, which reduces the need for the hormone insulin to balance blood sugar naturally.
Accelerate weight loss
According to an article in the book Fat -Resistant Diet, the use of strawberries increases the secretion of the hormones adiponectin and leptin, which are metabolic and fat-burning hormones. As a result of the secretion of these hormones, the body’s metabolism increases, which leads to weight loss. Other studies have shown that strawberries can facilitate the digestion of starchy foods such as rice, pasta, and potatoes, which prevent the accumulation of adipose tissue in the abdomen and other tissues. The polyphenols of this fruit reduce the secretion of starch-digesting enzymes, which ultimately leads to weight loss in the consumer.
Increase oral health
In 2009, Research results published which showed that eating strawberries one hour after meals breaks down starch in the mouth and prevents sugar-containing substances from sticking to the teeth. This reduces the risk of plaque and tooth decay, especially after breakfast and lunch, when people generally do not brush their teeth afterwards. In addition, malic acid of this fruit has whitening benefits and helps to make teeth clearer and whiter.
Studies have evaluated strawberry antioxidants such as anthocyanins, camphor, and costin, which have shown that there is an inverse relationship between the risk of stroke and the antioxidants present in strawberry. Simply put: “Strawberry consumption can reduce the risk of stroke to some extent. Researchers have concluded that the substances in strawberries have high anti-inflammatory benefits, which can prevent inflammation in the blood vessels of the brain.
Internal washing of the gastrointestinal tract
The human digestive system is not able to digest and absorb fiber, so eating fruits and vegetables helps cleanse the gastrointestinal tract, especially the intestines. Strawberries, on the other hand, can act as an excellent antiseptic due to their very high percentage of fiber. Consumption of fiber also slows down the movement of food in the body and reduces appetite and makes you feel full for a longer period of time.
This dried fruit is rich in salicylic acid, which rid the skin of dead cells. It also shrinks Open pores of the skin and makes it more resistant to acne and pimples. You can even combine strawberries with other ingredients such as yogurt or honey and olive oil to make a powerful topical mask. You can put this mask on the face to repair skin damage and create a temporary protective layer for the skin.
Healing benefits of dried strawberries in cancer prevention
Strawberries are a rich source of vitamin C, folate, Kaempferol and anthocyanin, which have anti-cancer benefits. Free radicals, which are involved in cellular metabolism and are continuously produced in the body, cause cells to become cancerous tissue. Daily consumption of dried strawberries causes a strong reaction against such free radicals in the body and prevents the cells from growing excessively and turning them into cancer cells.
Uses of strawberries as medicine
- Stroke: The antioxidants quercetin and antioxidants in strawberries can greatly prevent blood clots.
- Cancer: The powerful antioxidants in strawberries strongly fight free radicals in the body and inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors.
- Blood pressure: Due to its high potassium content, dried strawberries are recommended for those with high blood pressure. This fruit gradually reduces the sodium in the arteries.
- Constipation: The high fiber of this fruit, such as grapes, cantaloupe or watermelon, helps to regulate the movements and cleanse your intestines and minimizes constipation.
- Seasonal allergies: Dried strawberries are said to have anti-inflammatory benefits and can prevent allergy symptoms such as runny nose, urticaria, etc.
- Diabetes: Low glycemic index of dried strawberries helps regulate and stabilize blood sugar. This fruit is a great snack for diabetics.
- Pregnancy: Folate intake during pregnancy is very important. Folate promotes the better development of the fetal nervous system. Consumption of 200 grams of dried strawberries per day can provide a significant percentage of the needs of the fetus and mother.
- Depression: The presence of folate in strawberries prevents excessive accumulation of homocysteine in the body. This causes the body to produce extra happy hormones such as serotonin and dopamine.
Strawberry herbal tea
Dried strawberries can also be used to make delicious herbal teas that have great medicinal and health benefits. These benefits include eliminating pimples and acne, treating diarrhea, improving digestive disorders, jaundice, treating gout, removing kidney stones and preventing various types of cancer. To make this herbal tea, first chop the dried strawberries with a small grater and then beat them a little to crush them into a coarse-grained powder. Pour it into boiling teapot water and put it on a gentle indirect heat of the kettle for 15 minutes to brew. After brewing it, pass the herbal tea through a strainer and now it is ready to drink.