Like all of our products here at Bella Viva Orchards, strawberries are chock-full of nutrients in addition to their superb flavor. Strawberries contain many important dietary components including vitamin C, minerals, folate, dietary fiber, and are a rich source of beneficial phytochemical (naturally occurring chemical compounds found in plants) compounds. In the past ten years, there have been various research studies done to discover more about the effect of antioxidants in strawberries. Strawberries are a good source of antioxidants, which may help reduce the risk of a variety of chronic disease conditions such as obesity, infections, cardiovascular and neurological diseases, and cancer. Additionally, recent studies have shown that dietary fiber and fructose contents may contribute in regulating blood sugar levels by slowing digestion. The fiber content in strawberries also contributes to the control of overall calorie intake by its satiating effect. Strawberries are also a source of healthy, essential fatty acids because strawberry seed oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acid.