It's time to take advantage of all the perfect summer fruit out there! This berry fact sheet provides a great opportunity to engage your clients with new and healthful foods...
Berries are Packed with Nutrients:
Did you know that blueberries have 26% of your daily value (DV) of manganese in a single cup? They’re also loaded with vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber!
Speaking of vitamin C, blackberries have tons of it — 50% DV in a one cup serving, along with 47% DV manganese, 36% DV vitamin K, 31% DV fiber, and even 12% DV copper. That’s all in a 62-calorie package!
That same amount of raspberries has lots of fiber, packed into only 64 calories. Plus, raspberries contain antioxidants, which are linked to disease prevention.
Blueberries are related to cranberries, azaleas, and even rhododendrons!
95% of commercial blueberries are grown in North America.
Blackberries are native to North America and still grow wild in many areas.
Blackberries and raspberries are aggregate fruits.
Raspberries can be red, yellow, orange, purple, or even black! Their dominant color affects what vitamins and other nutrients can be found in the berries.
According to the study, Raspberries and human health: a review, “Red raspberries are a common and important fruit in the Western diet due to their content of essential nutrients and beneficial phytochemicals.”
Here's the fact sheet!
And here are some other fun summer resources!
Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.