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Friday, March 18, 2011


How to Pick The Best Berries & Different Ways to Enjoy Them??? Here are the tips...keep on reading and PASS IT ON....

Few other groups are as nutritious and beneficial as fresh berries. Most people, at some point, have faced a huge hurdle trying to maintain a strict weight loss diet. However, many often fail due to the lack of taste in low calorie food. The biggest advantage of berries is that they are high in nutrition and flavor, while remaining relatively low in calories. Most of these fruits are naturally sweet in taste and do not require any additional condiments. Individuals can have them plain or even as salads or smoothies. Another aspect that attracts individuals to these fruits is their attractive colors. These colors are more than just a decorative item, but rather an important ingredient for good health. Berries get their colors from phytochemicals and flavanoids, which are known to help prevent certain types of cancer.

There are several ways in which you can serve berries to enhance taste and provide nutrition. If you want to urge your kids to eat these fruits, you may need to find a unique way to get them to consume them and enjoy them as well. One of the best ways to have these fruits is in the form of a smoothie. You can run these fruits in a blender and serve as a tasty drink, which is also extremely high on the health quotient. Baked products can also use fruits like raspberries to create a delicious dish. You can also make healthy desserts by chopping these fruits and adding some low fat cream or honey to give it a sweeter taste. Even breakfast can be made interesting by adding a generous serving of assorted berries in a bowl of cereal.

There are several health benefits to raspberries. These fruits contain a large amount of Vitamin C, which helps the body strengthen the immune system and, as a result, combat diseases by warding off micro-organisms. Some researchers also believe that berries are useful in curbing cancer due to the presence of flavanoids. They also improve digestion and are an ideal weight loss method as they are low in calories. As you can see, there is no shortage of health benefits when it comes to consuming berries.

Fresh berries are infinitely better than the frozen varieties available at most stores. Frozen fruits often get soggy once they thaw and do not maintain maximum nutritional value. To ensure that the fruit is fresh, you need to ensure that it is firm. Fruits that are full of preservatives can be harmful to your system. While buying berries it is necessary to find details about the available sources in order to find one that is renowned for providing great quality and that is trustworthy. You can judge a source by reading online reviews and testimonials on the available distributors.

Berries at Driscoll's - We grow some of the finest strawberries, raspberries, blueberries & blackberries. Also, we have a huge variety of berry recipes for you because there is just so much one can do with berries. Our recipe index gives you options for appetizers, beverages, main courses, etc. Check out our entire recipe index here. If you would like to speak to a Driscoll's representative, please call our 24 hour toll free number at 1-800-871-3333.


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