The little strawberry is big on nutrition. There are 49 calories in one cup; they’re also loaded with vitamin C, 3g of fiber & some calcium, magnesium & potassium. Rich in the B-complex vitamin group – very good amounts of B-6, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid & folic acid. These vitamins act as co-factors to help metabolize carbs, proteins & fats. Strawberries are rich in phenolic antioxidants that can help reverse inflammation, aid in weight loss & reduce the risk of chronic disease.
1 pint fresh strawberries, chopped
4 plum tomatoes, seeded & chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1-2 medium jalapeno peppers, minced
2 T lime juice
1 T olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
In a large bowl, combine strawberries, tomatoes, onion & jalapenos. Stir in the lime juice, oil & garlic. Cover & refrigerate for 2 hours.
Serve with cooked poultry or pork or as a dip for tortilla chips. Yield: 4 cups.
Nutritional Info per 1/4 serving: Calories 38; Fat 2g; (0 saturated fat), Cholesterol 0; Sodium 4mg; Carb 5g; Fiber 1g; Protein 1g. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 fruit
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