Including lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet is so important on the Paleo diet! Strawberries are a particularly great choice because they contain polyphenols, which tend to be very good at both fighting and preventing cancer (along with several other great health benefits!). Many people avoid fruit because it is high in sugar; however, fruit in moderation is actually a great source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Depending on which fruit you choose, and how you define a serving, you can typically enjoy 2-5 servings of fruit per day and stay below the recommended 20g of fructose per day. Depending on the season, you may even be able to find some wild strawberries growing in your backyard. Wild fruit tends to be slightly higher in vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients than cultivated berries; so, if you see some wild strawberries, they might be worth foraging!
Strawberries aren’t just amazingly tasty – they also pack a hefty nutritional punch! A serving of strawberries provides ALL of your recommended daily value of vitamin C, and it also provides some fiber and some folate. Trace vitamins and minerals found in strawberries include vitamins A and K; choline, betaine, and pantothenic acid; calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, and selenium! And if you’re wildcrafting local strawberries, you can bet on even more of these amazing vitamins and minerals.
I personally love finding a local place to pick strawberries when they are in season or grabbing them from the farmer’s market, but you can also find them in the produce section or even in the frozen fruit section.