Berries deliver fiber, vitamin C and a delicious taste for summer! Berries are also a great source of phytochemicals which help defend against heart disease and cancer. Fresh berries are a diabetes-friendly fruit and also great for weight management. They are a perfect snack, great in yogurt, smoothies and cereal and even in a salad!
Cranberry: Excellent source of fiber and vitamin C. They may play a role in preventing urinary tract infections.
Blueberry: Good source of vitamin C and fiber. They contain free-radical compounds which may provide heart health and cancer-fighting benefits.
Gooseberry: High in vitamin C. They are great in sauces or jams!
Raspberry: Low in calories and high in vitamin C. They have a whole 8 grams of fiber in one cup!
Strawberry: High in vitamin C and Folate. Great to use frozen strawberries when they are not in season!
Blackberry: Excellent source of vitamin C and fiber. Great in salads, sauces and as a dessert!
Boysenberry: Provide vitamin K and are an excellent source of fiber and folate. These are slightly sweeter than raspberries!
For more information: MAY/JUNE 2014 Edition. Food and Nutrition. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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