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Strawberries, fruit, nut or berry?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 12, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Hello!

I really like strawberries and it's season started. Are strawberries considered fruit or berries? Would you recommend them for a paleo diet? Does it have a lot of frutose?

cheers Marc

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on June 17, 2013
at 09:22 AM

I would never add sugar to any of my food :) These times are over.

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on June 13, 2013
at 01:57 PM

haha, that's ok -- but you don't buy $2 wine (do you?). If you like a $10-$12 bottle of wine, you will likely like a $10 bottle of balsamic vinegar. Here's a good one - http://www.amazon.com/Lucini-Balsamic-Vinegar-Riserva-8-5-Ounce/dp/B0046IIGJO/ | Here's a very good one - http://www.amazon.com/Ariston-Traditional-Modena-Balsamic-Vinegar/dp/B009S9OVTA/ | Here's what I waste my money on - http://www.amazon.com/Villa-Manodori-Organic-Balsamic-8-8-Ounce/dp/B001DTOEH2/

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on June 13, 2013
at 02:04 AM

Small problem: I buy cheap wine. ;)

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on June 13, 2013
at 01:49 AM

matt, buy a balsamic vinegar that's as expensive as your favorite wine. most balsamic vinegar that's sold in stores tastes like an assload. Buy good quality and it's a whole new world.

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on June 12, 2013
at 10:53 PM

If you want to find out how much fructose is in a food, you can look up that information. http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list is an excellent source (don't miss the "full report" link on the food's page, which unlocks a lot of additional nutrients). Or you can use a site like cronometer.com if you want to keep track of your overall daily intake.

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on June 12, 2013
at 06:48 PM

True. Getting technical, its an "aggregate accessory fruit" but its a lot easier to lump it in with berries as far a most consumers are concerned. Its kind of like how we call a tomato a veggie instead of a fruit.

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on June 12, 2013
at 06:15 PM

i see no need for table sugar on strawberries. honey goes with them so well...as well as vanilla.

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on June 12, 2013
at 05:51 PM

Strawberries are not botanically berries.

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on June 12, 2013
at 03:26 PM

Can't say I like balsamic all that much, I've tried, but never been impressed with the results.

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on June 12, 2013
at 02:33 PM

Better balsamic vinegar than straight sugar!

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on June 12, 2013
at 02:24 PM

Just eat real food. Strawberries are real, whole food. Just don't add an assload of table sugar to them like most folks do. (Yes, that means I support adding any amount up to an assload of sugar to strawberries.)

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on June 13, 2013
at 01:49 AM

matt, buy a balsamic vinegar that's as expensive as your favorite wine. most balsamic vinegar that's sold in stores tastes like an assload. Buy good quality and it's a whole new world.

34a31e6e59ee73ac7ddfd96c3e653919

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on June 12, 2013
at 06:15 PM

i see no need for table sugar on strawberries. honey goes with them so well...as well as vanilla.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on June 12, 2013
at 03:26 PM

Can't say I like balsamic all that much, I've tried, but never been impressed with the results.

1d1a1aa53ec46345db814f2e5bc03838

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on June 17, 2013
at 09:22 AM

I would never add sugar to any of my food :) These times are over.

Eed7dabde3d61910685845e04605267f

(2934)

on June 12, 2013
at 02:33 PM

Better balsamic vinegar than straight sugar!

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on June 13, 2013
at 02:04 AM

Small problem: I buy cheap wine. ;)

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on June 13, 2013
at 01:57 PM

haha, that's ok -- but you don't buy $2 wine (do you?). If you like a $10-$12 bottle of wine, you will likely like a $10 bottle of balsamic vinegar. Here's a good one - http://www.amazon.com/Lucini-Balsamic-Vinegar-Riserva-8-5-Ounce/dp/B0046IIGJO/ | Here's a very good one - http://www.amazon.com/Ariston-Traditional-Modena-Balsamic-Vinegar/dp/B009S9OVTA/ | Here's what I waste my money on - http://www.amazon.com/Villa-Manodori-Organic-Balsamic-8-8-Ounce/dp/B001DTOEH2/

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on June 12, 2013
at 05:14 PM

Even though berries are fruits, I get your question. It would be a berry (hence the name). You can tell how much less sweetness strawberries have by taking a bite of a strawberry, and then a bite of orange. Going back to the strawberry really lets you know how much less sugar it has. On the occassion where I eat a variety of fruit (at a meeting where there's a fruit tray) I'll start with the strawberries and work my way up the sweetness scale.

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on June 12, 2013
at 05:51 PM

Strawberries are not botanically berries.

3d58b5fb4f9780e2f47d4dcc53338a5a

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on June 12, 2013
at 06:48 PM

True. Getting technical, its an "aggregate accessory fruit" but its a lot easier to lump it in with berries as far a most consumers are concerned. Its kind of like how we call a tomato a veggie instead of a fruit.

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on June 12, 2013
at 07:30 PM

They are one of those dirty dozen fruits... but organic and in season, what a treat!

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on June 12, 2013
at 02:16 PM

Can you find some that grow within 100 miles of where you live? Wild strawberries grow near me and that's as ancestral as you can get, but I rarely pick them. I like other local wild berries more. Even if you can't get wild berries strive for locally grown, self picked if possible. Make it as paleo as you can.

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on June 12, 2013
at 02:01 PM

Berries are fruits, like all fruit there is some fructose in them, and I wouldn't recommened against them. Everyone is different, YYMV. Try them and see how you go.

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