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Carb Counts for Strawberries

Strawberries Nutritional Information

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Updated July 06, 2014

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Strawberries are highly nutritious, and it is one of the lowest-in- sugar fruits.

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Strawberries

  • ½ cup sliced strawberries: 5 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1.5 grams fiber and 26 calories.
  • 1 large (1 3/8 inch in diameter) strawberry: 1 gram effective (net) carbohydrate plus .5 grams fiber and 6 calories.

Glycemic Index for Strawberries

One study of strawberries had an average GI of 40.

More Information about the Glycemic Index

Glycemic Load of Strawberries

  • ½ cup of sliced strawberries: 1.5
  • 1 large (1 3/8 inch diameter) strawberry: 0

More Information about the Glycemic Load

Health Benefits of Strawberries

Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and a very good source of manganese. They also contain relatively large amounts of phytonutrients, especially anthocyanins and others which may help protect our cells from damage. There is some evidence of reduction of cancer risk from strawberries. More About the Health Benefits of Berries, and Serving Suggestions

Low-Carb Recipes With Strawberries

More Information About Strawberries at Calorie Count Plus.

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Sources:

Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).

Seeram, NP. "Berry fruits for cancer prevention: current status and future prospects.." Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. 56(3):630-5. (2008).

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20.

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