Why are strawberries a superfood?
Strawberries are found year-round in grocery stores, seasonally at the local farmers’ market, or in the summer at many local farms. It is easy to grow your own strawberries in a garden or using planters.
- Strawberries are a good source of vitamin C, manganese, folate, potassium, and antioxidants.
- They are very low in calories, providing only 28 calories, 6.5 g of carbohydrates, and 2 grams of fiber for 1/2 cup of sliced berries.
- Add these sweet berries to salads, sauces, yogurt, oatmeal, cereal, blend for a fresh smoothie, or dip in dark chocolate.
Strawberries and kidney disease
Strawberries are a low potassium food, containing 130 mg for ½ cup. They are also low in sodium and phosphorus making them a good choice for all the following kidney conditions and treatments:
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)/Transplant
- Hemodialysis (3 times/week)
- Daily Home and Nocturnal Hemodialysis/Peritoneal Dialysis
- Kidney Stones
Tips for storing strawberries
To keep the strawberries fresh longer, add a paper towel to the bottom of the container to absorb excess moisture. Avoid rinsing them until you plan to eat them. Freeze fresh whole or sliced strawberries on a sheet pan in a single layer to keep them from sticking together. Once solid, place in a freezer bag for up to 6 months.
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*This content is provided for informational use only and is not intended as medical advice or as a substitute for the medical advice of a healthcare professional.