Strawberries are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Folate and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C and Manganese. No matter what combination you choose, this salty and sweet duo is sure to satisfy every time.
Health benefits of strawberries:
Antioxidants in strawberry fruit include vitamin C and phenolic compounds such as phenolic acids and flavonoids, including flavonols and anthocyanins.
Check out our Dark Chocolate Strawberry Bark recipe below:
This Dark Chocolate Strawberry Bark recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut free and vegan.
16oz high quality dark chocolate
1 cup dried strawberries, chopped
1 cup dried cranberries, chopped
Pinch of himalayan salt
½ cup sunflower seed
For a sweeter treat, swap in semisweet chocolate chips in place of bittersweet.
- Make a double boiler using a sauce pot and heatproof bowl (we like glass).
- Melt the chocolate by placing it your heatproof bowl over boiling water.
- Stir the chocolate continuously until it is smooth. Remove it from the heat.
- Pour the melted chocolate onto a baking sheet lined with a Silpat or parchment paper.
- Sprinkle the strawberries, cranberries sunflower seeds and himalayan salt over the chocolate.
- Refrigerate 2 hours or until completely firm (snaps easily). Break into shards and store in an airtight container with wax paper lining.
- While we’re getting technical—berries should have seeds inside. Strawberries are really in a group of their own since they don’t come from a single ovary.
- Strawberries are members of the rose family. Should you come upon a bush of them growing, you’ll see: they smell as sweet as they taste.
- Unlike some other fruits, they don’t continue to ripen after being picked.
- Strawberries are the only fruit that wear their seeds on the outside. The average berry is adorned with some 200 of them. No wonder it only takes one bite to get seeds stuck in your teeth.