12/28/2009

Strawberry Moment

We've tried feeding Alicia strawberries for months without success - she even rejected the super sweet ones! The first time she decided that she'd sink her teeth into one and swallow it (that's quite a crucial point), was at Cameron - which we affectionately refer to it the "Strawberry Land". Perhaps she was inspired to try it since she was involved in the strawberry plucking at EQ Strawberry Farm.

Here she is, self-feeding fruit and oh, look out for the strawberry ball we bought for her from Cameron! She loves to kick and throw it about!



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Some information about strawberries (from http://www.organicfacts.net/nutrition-facts/fruits/nutritional-value-of-cherry-and-strawberry.html):

Nutrition Facts and Information about Strawberry:

Strawberry is an excellent source of potassium and magnesium. It contains very good amount of phosphorous, sodium, calcium, copper and manganese. Strawberry is a good source of iron.
Vitamin Content: Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C. Infact they have more vitamin C than citrus fruit. Strawberry is also a good source of folate, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin A and vitamin K.


Calorie Content of Strawberry:

Strawberries contain 32 calories/100g, which are mostly carbohydrates. They are a very good source of dietary fiber and iodine. Strawberries also contain an array of beneficial phytonutrients, including flavonoids, anthocyanidins and ellagic acid.


Health Benefits of Strawberry:

Strawberries have numberous medicinal properties includings its ability to lower the risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract due to presence of Vitamin C. Strawberry is an excellent anti-oxidant. It is also packed with flavonoids; these flavonoids help keep bad cholesterol from damaging artery walls. Strawberries can significantly decrease blood pressure, which may reduce the risk of heart disease. Strawberries are found to enhance memory function and reduce rheumatoid arthritis.

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