Potassium Rich Strawberries – With RecipesJune 11, 2010
Strawberries are the most versatile among all fresh fruits. For every serving of about 8 medium strawberries, there’s about 170 mg. of potassium. This is not the highest potassium content, but certainly and easy and helpful supplement to any diet. In addition, strawberries provide powerful thirst quenching abilities. And there is nothing more romantic than strawberries and champagne, or more pleasing than fresh picked strawberries eaten in the field.
High Levels Of Antioxidants
Strawberries greatly reduce the mutation ratio in your cells. This directly impacts developing cancers and other such diseases like atherosclerosis to decrease that spread through frequent cell mutation. The antioxidants in strawberries have been shown to effectively reduce the risks of cancer, inflammatory diseases and cardiovascular related health problems.
Reduces Vision Problems
A recent study showed that including a high intake of fresh fruits, particularly strawberries, help contain age related muscle functions. Lost muscle function results in vision problems in adults. This condition can be reduced by 35 percent if you have a serving of strawberries in your daily meal. Simply adding strawberries to your breakfast cereal, yogurt or your salad – or just eating them plain – is an enjoyable way to do the right thing for your body.
Cancer Fighting Functions
Strawberries have shown to reduce the reproduction rate of cancer cells rather significantly. This goes to show that strawberries bring anti-cancer benefits, and studies have specifically shown that people who include strawberries in their daily diets are at a lower risk of developing cancer.
Potassium Rich Foods – Strawberry Recipes
Strawberries are easy to eat by themselves. If your strawberries are not as sweet as you would like, try dipping them in some sweetened yogurt. And then there are all those dessert recipes…
I. Strawberry Nut Drops
1 cup (200 grams) of sugar
½ cup (112.5 grams) of margarine or butter
1 teaspoon (.125 ounce) almond extract
1 teaspoon (5 grams) baking power
2 cups (220 grams) of flour, all purpose
½ teaspoon (2.4 grams) of baking soda
1 cup (152 grams) of chopped strawberries
½ cup (61 grams) of walnuts, chopped
10 oz. packet of mashed, sweetened strawberries can be used instead
1. Set aside the mashed strawberries with juice
2. Mix the sugar, cream, butter and almond extract until creamy. Beat the egg.
3. Mix the baking soda and powder into the flour. Add this to the mixture and drizzle with crushed strawberries. Sprinkle the walnuts.
4. Place in a lightly greased cookie sheet.
5. Bake the mixture for about 12 to 14 minutes in 375 degrees F.
6. Spread the remaining berries with sugar on the cookies.
7. You can serve cookies warm or cold.
Serving: makes 40 to 45 cookies.
II. Strawberry Custard Cake
2 lb. (900 grams) of strawberries
1 egg yolk
10 ounces of pound cake, frozen – then thawed and sliced
3 cups (24 ounces) of milk
½ cup (100 grams) of sugar, granulated
½ cup (85 grams) of almonds, sliced and toasted
½ cup (5 3/4 ounces) of raspberry jam, seedless
¼ cup (35 grams) of cornstarch
1 teaspoon (.169 ounce) vanilla
3 tablespoons (1.5 ounces) orange juice
1. Mix sugar, milk and cornstarch together in a pan.
2. Cook for about ten minutes over medium heat. Stir until the mixture begins to boil.
3. Boil for another minute, remove from heat.
4. Mix the beaten egg yolk and ½ cup of the mixture together. Place this mixture back in the pan, and beat well.
5. Cook for at least 3 to 4 minutes.
6. Mix in the vanilla and keep to cool.
7. Put the pound cake wedges at the bottom of a large dish
8. Spread raspberry jam on the slices.
9. Cut up the strawberries and sprinkle over the jam.
10. Sprinkle orange juice over the strawberries.
11. Cover your dish and place it in the refrigerator.