Efficacy of Strawberry, a seasonal fruit you must eat right now

There is a fruit that comes to mind when it is cold winter.

Just thinking about it makes my mouth water and the sweet and sour taste makes me feel better. It is the fruit strawberry in the winter season. Strawberry was originally a spring fruit, but it became a winter fruit when it was grown in a vinyl house. It is said that strawberries taste the best in winter because the sugar level increases as the weather gets colder. 

■ Skin beauty

Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, which helps with pigmentation caused by freckles and truffles. It is also good for preventing aging and protects damaged skin from exposure to ultraviolet light.

■ Eye protection

Strawberries are rich in anthocyanin, which strengthens the eyes and helps with deteriorated vision. The vitamin A ingredient in strawberries also protects vision and promotes regeneration of the chromatin protein Rhodopsin, which helps improve the overall health of the eyes. Wouldn't it be a necessary fruit for modern people to look at computers and cell phones for a long time?

■ Prevention of constipation

Strawberries are rich in fiber, pectin, and moisture, which helps constipation by actively promoting bowel movement. People suffering from constipation are recommended to eat strawberries steadily.

■ Immunity

Vitamin C must be taken well to improve immunity. The recommended daily intake of vitamin C is 100mg for adults and women in Korea, and they can take enough vitamin C a day even if they eat only seven to eight strawberries.

In addition to improving immunity, it also acts as an antioxidant to remove free radicals present in the body, thus inhibiting cancer cell proliferation.

[How to choose delicious strawberries]

It is said that the most fresh condition is that the tip is not dry and has a vivid green color. It is good to have a red color and a straight tip and a glossy color. Also, it is good to have fluffy outside of the strawberry and the size of the strawberry is constant.

[How to store strawberries ]

Strawberries are weak against moisture, so it is better to wrap them in newspapers or keep them in paper boxes. When storing, keep strawberries one at a time so that they don't touch each other to keep them fresh for a longer time. Also, strawberries can be stored for about four days, but it is recommended to eat them up to a week before.