The season of the favorite fruit of many has begun, the strawberry season. A very popular and quite versatile fruit, in fact we can find it in an endless number of desserts and drinks, even in some salads. For its exquisite flavor, its juicy texture, its attractive color and all the benefits it brings to health, the strawberry is a fruit that simply never goes out.
Nutritional benefits of strawberries
This red fruit is rich in vitamin C and vitamin E. It is also a natural source of fiber and minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, iodine and zinc. It is undoubtedly a very powerful fruit and recommended to combat and prevent some health conditions.
In its composition we find that for every 100 gr of strawberries 90 gr of them are water, 7 gr are carbohydrates, more than 2 gr are natural fiber, 0.7 gr correspond to vegetable protein and only 0.5 gr is fat.
For these reasons the strawberry has always been considered a healthy fruit that is included even in the diet of diabetic people, since it has a low glycemic index.
A fruit that we cannot only find in desserts
During these months is when more strawberries can be found in stores, it is now when the strawberry crops yield more fruit. Near Barcelona, we have the mountainous area of Maresme, which combines the perfect climatic conditions for the cultivation of juicy and nutritious strawberries.
Maresme strawberries are popularly known for being large, an intense red color and have a very sweet taste despite being a fruit with a point of acidity.
This is the perfect time to include it in a good number of recipes that are not only sweet. You can include some delicious strawberries in a fresh salad with cheese and nuts, or in some crepes with a bit of cheese and honey, even why not prepare a delicious red fruit sauce with which to season a baked chicken.
On the other hand if you are more sweet and you want to share a delicious dessert with that special person, from our romantic restaurant in Barcelona we invite you to taste our delicious desserts with seasonal fruit, such as our creme brûlée with red fruit sauce, or the cake of cheese with raspberry jam.
Each season we update our menu to offer diners the freshest products and proximity, including our traditional desserts with the touch that only El Principal del Eixample can give them.