Strawberries

Strawberries

Available year-round, strawberries are a delicious, quintessentially British snack that can be enjoyed every day as part of a healthy diet.

  • Strawberries are high in fibre, low in calories and sugar, and contain no fat.
  • Strawberries support your immune system. Not only is the whole strawberry rich in plant antioxidants, but the red fleshy part is also extremely high in Vitamin C. In fact, eating just nine strawberries (108g) can provide your daily vitamin C intake.
  • Research suggests that eating strawberries, alongside a carbohydrate rich meal may help to reduce spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels. Improving blood sugar and insulin sensitivity could be helpful for preventing metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.

 

Nutritional Information

Strawberries 80g
Calories (kcal)22
Fat (g)0.1
Saturates (g)0
Total sugars (g)4.8
Salt (g)0
Fibre (g)0.9
Folate (mcg)16 (8% RDA)
Vitamin C (mg)62 (77% RDA)
Vitamin E (mg)0.16 (1% RDA)
Manganese (mg)0.24 (12% RDA)

 

Varieties

Our growers have spent years investing in the industry to make sure that there is a huge variety of strawberries available to choose from:

  • Malling Centenary - Bred at East Malling Research in Kent, this new variety is now widely grown and has both great flavour and good bold size
  • Sonata - Juicy and sweet, Sonata strawberries are generally bigger and likely to be heart-shaped.
  • Capri Luscious - red in colour with a big flavour, conically shaped with a juicy but firm bite.
  • AVA Blush – a new variety of AVA berries selected for appearance, flavour and shelf life
  • Driscoll's® Amesti® - Delicious, sweet and juicy with a rich red flesh; often large berries
  • Sweet Eve - Sweet Eve strawberries are naturally sweeter than other varieties, full of flavour and taste just like strawberries should.  A truly delightful variety that delivers the taste of summer with every bite and has received awards across Europe.
  • Murano - Balanced flavour, glossy red, large fruiting firm variety that lasts all summer long
  • Magnum – Large berries, medium to bright red in colour and have a good firmness and shelf life. The flavour is excellent, being very sweet with a high Brix levels.

 

Origin

Strawberries are grown in the UK, Spain, Morocco, Egypt and Israel.

Country of Origin and Seasonal Summary
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UK   XXXXXXX  
SpainXXXXX       
MoroccoXXXX       X
EgyptXXX       XX
IsraelXX        XX