Strawberry Nutrition Facts and Strawberry Pops Recipe

Frozen strawberry pops
Frozen strawberry pops | Source

One of the reasons I love late spring and early summer is because of the berries. I love all berries; raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, but most of all strawberries. Even as a small child I always loved "stlawbellies and cream." Strawberries are good source of nutrition and are good for you; they have anti-oxidant qualities that are said to fight cancer and they are extremely high in Vitamin C.

Strawberries are also one of the most versatile of all berries and can be served in many ways. Strawberry shortcake is a favorite dessert of mine. It is best when made with homemade biscuits and clotted cream, however, it is also great with slice of angel food cake and vanilla yoghurt; as long as it has strawberries in it that is all that matters.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 49
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Carbohydrates 12 g4%
Sugar 7 g
Fiber 3 g12%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Additional nutrition facts

 
 
Vitamin C
149% daily requirement
Calcium
2% daily requirement
Iron
3% daily requirement
Omega-3 fatty acids
98.8 mg
Omega-6 fatty acids
173 mg

The Versatile Strawberry

One way I like to eat strawberries is to slice them, throw them in a bowl, sprinkle them with a little sugar and cover them with custard. I was brought up in the UK so I just love Bird's custard powder. All you do is add milk and sugar and bring it to a boil. It takes a few minutes to thicken and it's ready for eating. It can be served hot or cold.

Of course, you can also eat strawberries as they come, just remember to wash them thoroughly. Strawberries have a lot of water so it's easy to make a strawberry sauce. Put strawberries in a pan, add some sugar and a little water and heat; that is all that is needed. You can either puree them or just mash them, it all depends on how smooth you want your sauce to be.

How to Clean Strawberries

Dip the strawberries in cold water and swish them around. Pat them dry with a paper towel. Remove the leaves and stem either by hand or with a paring knife.

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Chopped strawberries, sugar and water before cooking
Chopped strawberries, sugar and water before cooking | Source

Recipe for Strawberry Pops

I was trying to think of how to use up some strawberries before they went off. I was also craving something cold because the temperature was close to 90 degrees and I needed to cool off. I had the smart idea to make these. I wasn't sure they would turn out but I was pleasantly surprised when they did. I'm sure you'll enjoy these too.

Ingredients

  • 4 large strawberries, chopped in small pieces
  • water, to cover the strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

Tools You Need

  • Medium sized saucepan
  • Ice cube tray
  • Tooth picks

Cooked strawberry mixture, ready to be added to ice cube tray
Cooked strawberry mixture, ready to be added to ice cube tray | Source
The finished product
The finished product | Source

Instructions

  1. Chop four large strawberries into small pieces. It's up to you how large you want to make the pieces.
  2. Place strawberries in medium sized saucepan.
  3. Sprinkle sugar on top of strawberries.
  4. Add enough water to cover the strawberries.
  5. Bring mixture to boil on medium heat.
  6. Let strawberries cook until soft.
  7. Mash strawberries, a potato masher works well. If you prefer you can put the mixture in a blender.
  8. Let mixture cool completely.
  9. Pour into ice cube tray to top of each section and stick a toothpick into each one.
  10. Let the ice cube tray sit in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours.
  11. Enjoy a tasty strawberry pop.

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

What a fun and creative idea for strawberries. Heck, even I could do this!


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cloverleaffarm 4 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

These sound so good. I haven't made pops like this in so long. Think I shall have to go pick some strawberries. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.


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robie2 4 years ago from Central New Jersey

I adore strawberries and this is one fruit that while, best local and in season, isn't too bad when you get them frozen in bags in winter. I must say I don't like the giant ones from California that taste like cardboard at any time of year, though. Good job UW. Nice going. Voted up up up.


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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States

I would love to have one of those pops right now as it's very hot here. These seem delicious and I like that they're easy to make.


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Frieda Babbley 4 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Great ideas in the comments here too! Love strawberries. We do all sorts of things all year round with them. Syrup for waffles or pancakes is a favorite, but mostly we love to cut them up and put the on everything possible. Your strawberry pop recipe looks great and we are definitely going to try that this weekend. Just bought a whole bunch because they were on sale and was wondering what I could do with so many before they went bad.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

I too have always love the custard hot or cold. I made it once when someone was watching and said whyare you pouring the custard back into the pot. I had know idea I was doing what my mother did, so I tried andfound out it doesn't thicken at all.

Vote up useful and interesting, Joyce.


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Uninvited Writer 4 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario Author

Yes, they would be great in a cocktail too :)


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Sally's Trove 4 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Nothing like some strawberries and a hot, hot day for inspiration. These look so good and so easy. I think they'd make wonderful ice cubes to add to a sparkling lemon soda or a glass of chilled black tea. Yum!

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