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Usually, when you think of a strawberry, you think of the golf ball-sized red fruit with that beautifully sweet and subtle flavor. What is a white strawberry? First, why is strawberry red? Strawberries are initially green after budding. Then they turn into white fruit. When the fruit is ripe, the fruit consumes a protein, which causes the red color. Red indicates that the protein was consumed, and the fruit is red. A white strawberry is still ripe but lacks that protein and, therefore, never could turn red even when ripe.
Caloric Ratios: 85% Carbs, 8% Fats, 7% Protein
Estimated Glycemic Load: 3
Vitamin Benefits: High in Vitamin C and Folate.
Mineral Benefits: High in Potassium and Manganese.
One of the benefits of white strawberries over red strawberries is the lack of protein that causes redness. Typically, this would not be a big deal. However, many people allergic to strawberries are allergic to that specific protein. Because white strawberries lack this essential protein, there is a potential for these allergic individuals to partake and enjoy strawberries. Consult with a doctor first. At only 48 calories, a cup of white strawberries can deliver 150%DV of Vitamin C and 30%DV of Manganese. Like other fruits, Vitamin C and Manganese complement each other in building up natural antioxidant defenses and energy for processing carbs and cholesterol.