Plant Family: Rosaceae – Rose Family Rosaceae includes herbs, shrubs and trees. Many edible fruits are from the Rose Family such as apples, pears, quinces, apricots, plums, cherries, peaches, raspberries, loquats, and strawberries, almonds!


  • Strawberry is low in calories (32 cal/100 g) and fats but rich source of health promoting phyto-nutrients, minerals, and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.

  • Strawberries have significantly high amounts of phenolic flavonoid phyto-chemicals called anthocyanins and ellagic acid. Scientific studies show that consumption of these berries may have potential health benefits against cancer, aging, inflammation and neurological diseases.

  • Fresh berries are an excellent source of vitamin-C (100 g provide 58.8 mg or about 98% of RDI), which is also a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents, counter inflammation and scavenge harmful free radicals.

  • The fruit is rich in B-complex group of vitamins. It contains very good amounts of vitamin B-6, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folic acid. These vitamins are acting as co-factors help the body metabolize carbohydrate, proteins and fats.

  • Strawberries contain vitamin A, vitamin E and health promoting flavonoid poly phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zea-xanthin, and beta-carotene in small amounts. These compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes.

Roasted Strawberry Miso Ice Cream From David Lebovitz

For the roasted strawberries: 1 pound (450g) strawberries 3 tablespoons golden syrup, maple syrup, or light-flavored honey 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar a few turns of black pepper

For the ice cream custard: 1 cup (250ml) whole milk 1/2 cup (100g) sugar 5 large egg yolks 2 tablespoons white miso (such as saikyo, shiro, or shinshu) 1 3/4 cups (430ml) heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF (190ºC).

2. Hull the strawberries and cut them in quarters. In a wide shallow baking dish with high sides (one that will fit all the berries in a single layer, with space between them), toss the berries with the golden syrup, balsamic vinegar, and black pepper.