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Can I Eat Strawberry Leaves And Stems?

Steve Frost

One of summer’s greatest treats is the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Perhaps no fruit is more revered than the strawberry – which makes its appearance in a wide variety of summertime desserts, salads, and – just fresh in a bowl.

Some cooks dislike working with berries because they have to remove the leaves and stems – a process called coring the berry.  And, granted – no one wants to see a stray green leaf or stem in their perfectly-crafted dessert, invariably the question comes up as to whether or not these parts of the berry are edible.

The simple answer is yes – they are edible.  In fact, the leaves and stem part of the strawberry contain benefits that are good for your health.

One of the benefits of strawberry leaves is that they are a natural digestive aid.  Living Strong shares:

Strawberry leaves contain tannins, bio-molecules that bind to proteins, amino acids, alkaloids and other compounds with a low pH that may place excess stress on your digestive system. Strawberry leaves may help alleviate an upset stomach, and reduce symptoms of nausea, bloating, stomach cramps and diarrhea. Seek your doctor’s advice before trying this or any herbal remedy.

The leaves also contain vitamins and are helpful for arthritis.

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