Benefits of Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate covered strawberries are a simple yet elegant treat for your valentines. So let’s talk about why you should pick some up on your next visit for your sweetheart!
The strawberries are the star of the show here in the nutrition sense. They are filled with so many good things like fiber, vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants. They are also high in folate, magnesium and calcium. Their nutrition profile is 49 calories per cup, 12 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, and 1 gram of protein. Their bright color and sweet taste are two reasons why consumers can’t get enough of them. They are easy to prepare as a snack as is or added to a recipe. If you’re buying them fresh be sure to wash them when you get home and eat them decently quickly as their high water content produces mold fast.
The chocolate! While it’s not dark chocolate, there isn’t a thick heavy coating on them which we enjoy seeing from a health standpoint. Sweets in general can sometimes get a bad wrap and we want you to know that all foods can fit in your diet. It’s not the only nutrient you’re eating, and it’s a ‘sometimes choice’. Enjoy the day for what it is and tomorrow will be another day where you get to make nutrient dense food choices all over again.