The red colour, fruity aroma & the signature flavour of strawberries surely tantalises our taste buds & somehow we’re just drawn to this ruby-like fruit. Due to its highly appealing aroma, colour & flavour the fruit is consumed almost all over the world & is eaten either fresh or is processed to form ready to eat products which are quite popular among customers across all age groups making it one of the most flavours around the world. Strawberry or “the garden strawberry” was first bred in Brittany, France in 1750 & the plant is actually a hybrid species. It is a cross between, Fragaria virginiana & Fragaria chiloensis which are indigenous to North America & Chile respectively.
Along with the taste, versatility as an ingredient & highly appealing looks, Strawberries possess a tonne of health benefits which may sound surprising to you. Antioxidants are compounds that aid in eliminating the presence of free radicals within our bodies, ultimately reducing the risk of cancer, thus it goes without saying that one should be consuming foods that are rich in antioxidants on a daily basis. Research has shown that strawberries contain a wide range of potent antioxidants which are essential for our immune system. Strawberries are on among the top 20 foods that are rich in antioxidants & they also contain high amounts of Vitamin C which is an antioxidant necessary for maintaining healthy skin & strong immunity.
Strawberries are a good source of essential minerals like manganese and potassium which help in reducing inflammation & help in lowering blood pressure respectively. One of the B vitamins, Vitamin B9 which is important for normal tissue growth & cell function is found in strawberries. These berries contain more than 25 types of anthocyanins & anthocyanin-rich foods are directly linked to heart health & numerous health benefits.
Regular consumption of Strawberries provides your body with antioxidants, powerful plant compounds along with a wide range of essential vitamins & minerals, all of which help in eliminating health issues & sustaining a healthy lifestyle. These berries are low in calorie & have high nutritional value, which makes them an ideal snack for the health-conscious. Regular consumption of strawberries is said to make you look younger, reduce risk of chronic diseases & ensure a healthy immune system! Hence we couldn't come up with a better title for this super food & it truly is one berry, that has countless benefits!
Here’s a quick & healthy Strawberry milkshake recipe that you can try & harvest the best out of these healthy berries! Use locally sourced & pesticide-free Strawberries, get them tap here & get them delivered to your doorstep!
You will need:
- One cup of fresh strawberries
- One Cup of fresh Milk.
- One or two scoops of Vanilla Ice-cream.
- Chopped strawberries for garnish.
1. In a blender, add fresh & washed strawberries & whip it up. We’re looking for coarse- mashed strawberries.
2. Add the milk to this mix & give it a go in the blender for around 15 seconds.
3. Finally, add the ice cream to this mix & blend it till everything incorporates together nicely.
4. Pour the milkshake into a glass & garnish with fresh, chopped strawberries.