Growing Berries - Nutritional Facts
A berry patch is a symbol of your lifestyle. You have chosen to grow, without question, the most beneficial food you can digest. There is nothing better than homegrown, plant-ripened fruit. You know you are digesting completely natural products. Throughout the spring and summer, a walk to the patch provides you with a healthy addition to your meal or a tasty snack.
Best Known Facts about berries:
Blueberries are filled with powerful antioxidants that are a proven preventive measure against cancer, and one cup is only 83 calories. Blueberries are high in Lutein, which contributes to good vision.
Strawberries One cup of strawberries contains over 100 mg of vitamin C. That is 57% of your daily requirement. Strawberries also have ellagic acid, a cancer fighter. Strawberries provide an exceptional source of calcium.
Raspberries are an exceptional fiber source with nearly 8 grams of fiber in a cup of raspberries. They are also filled with antioxidants. Great source of Manganese, a trace mineral that increases the metabolic rate and burns fat.
Delicious blackberries are also nutritional powerhouses. Blackberries are a rich source of numerous vitamins including A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E and K, they are high in calcium, iron and magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc, and low in calories, sugar and sodium. They are a great source of dietary fiber and amino acids, are known to improve brain function and boost immunity. Their dark color reveals a high concentration of antioxidants, including anthocyanin, which is known to help prevent the growth of certain cancers.
Grapes are highly nutritious, and loaded with vitamins A, B1 and C. Grape skins contain beta-carotene, lycopene and ellagic acid, all known to be antioxidants. Grape juice helps prevent blood clotting by improving your circulation.
Berries, the good health food source!