Are you wondering if strawberries and pineapples can be combined in any way? If so, you will be pleased to know that the two fruits can be used together in a wide variety of smoothies and shakes – one of which we will be discussing in the next section.
Smoothie with strawberries and pineapple:
- Pineapple that has been frozen
- Strawberries that have been frozen
- Yogurt from Greece
- Extract of vanilla
- Almond milk without sugar
- Optional extras include:
- 1 tbsp. flaxseed flour
- Chia seeds, 1 tbsp.
- a quarter cup of protein powder
- 2 dates (Medjool)
- 1 banana, frozen
- Spinach, 1 handful
- In a high-powered blender, combine all of the ingredients for your strawberry pineapple smoothie.
- Blend on high speed until completely smooth. You may need to add more almond milk depending on how frozen your fruit is.
- On the bottom, place more fresh pineapple pieces.
Pineapples vs. Strawberries – Nutritional Comparison:
In this section, we will be comparing the nutritional values of the two fruits.
We have referred to the USDA and NIH data from 2020 to determine the nutritional values of pineapple and strawberries (100g each).
- Vitamin C is abundant in both strawberries and pineapple.
- Strawberry contains more lutein + zeaxanthin than pineapple, although pineapple includes more beta-carotene.
- Pineapple has more thiamin and Vitamin B6 than other fruits.
Below is a detailed nutritional comparison between pineapple and strawberries.
Strawberry and pineapple have similar calorie counts: 32 calories per 100 grams for strawberries and 50 calories for pineapple.
In terms of macronutrient ratios, pineapple is higher in carbohydrates, lower in fat, and similar in protein to strawberries.
For protein, carbs, and fat from calories, pineapple has a macronutrient ratio of 4:94:2, while strawberries have a macronutrient ratio of 7:85:8.
Strawberry has 43% more dietary fiber than pineapple, with 2g dietary fiber per 100 grams compared to 1.4g dietary fiber in pineapple.
Strawberry has 50% less sugar than pineapple, with 4.9g of sugar per 100 grams versus 9.9g of sugar in pineapple.
Strawberry and pineapple both have a comparable quantity of protein: 0.67g per 100 grams for strawberries and 0.54g for pineapple.
Strawberry and pineapple are both low in saturated fat, with 0.02g of saturated fat per 100 grams for strawberries and 0.01g of saturated fat for pineapple.
Vitamin C is abundant in both strawberries and pineapple. Strawberry provides 23% more Vitamin C than pineapple, with 58.8mg per 100 grams versus 47.8mg per 100 grams.
Vitamin A levels in strawberries and pineapple are similar, with 1 ug per 100 grams of strawberry and 3 ug per 100 grams of pineapple.
Strawberry and pineapple both have about the same amount of Vitamin E in them: 0.29mg per 100 grams for strawberries and 0.02mg for pineapple.
Strawberry and pineapple both have about the same amount of Vitamin K in them: 2.2ug per 100 grams for strawberries and 0.7ug for pineapple.
Pineapple has more thiamin and Vitamin B6 than other fruits. Riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, and folate are all abundant in pineapple and strawberries.
Thiamin: 0.079 milligrams for pineapples; 0.024 milligrams for strawberries.
Riboflavin: 0.032 milligrams for pineapples; 0.022 milligrams for strawberries.
Niacin: 0.5 milligrams for pineapples; 0.386 grams for strawberries.
Pantothenic Acid: 0.213 milligrams for pineapples; 0.125 milligrams for strawberries.
B6: 0.112 milligrams for pineapples; 0.047 milligrams for strawberries.
Folate: 18ug for pineapples; 24ug for strawberries.
Strawberry and pineapple both have about the same amount of calcium in them: 16mg per 100 grams for strawberries and 13mg for pineapple.
Strawberry and pineapple both have about the same amount of iron in them: 0.41mg per 100 grams for strawberries and 0.29mg for pineapple.
Strawberry has 40% more potassium than pineapple, with 153mg per 100 grams versus 109mg per 100 grams.
Omega 3 fatty acids
Strawberry has higher alpha linoleic acid (ALA) per 100 grams than pineapple in terms of omega-3 fatty acids.
Alpha Linoleic Acid (ALA): 0.017 grams for pineapples; 0.065 grams for strawberries.
Omega 6 fatty acids
Strawberry has higher linoleic acid per 100 grams than pineapple when it comes to omega-6 fatty acids.
Linoleic Acid: 0.023 grams for pineapples; 0.09 grams for strawberries.
To conclude, we hope that this blog will help you learn how you can enjoy strawberries and pineapples together, as well as motivate you to utilize this healthy combination more often.
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