Berries are mighty. They're packed with a plethora of valuable nutrients for the body, and they’re loaded with antioxidants. It's no wonder that fresh berries are revered globally, whether as a grab-and-go snack or as part of tasty meal.
And with National Nutrition Month upon us, there's no time like the present to celebrate the nourishment (and smiles!) that berries provide. Explore the nutrition benefits of fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries below:
Strawberries are naturally nutritious, versatile, sweet, and delicious – in other words, the berry best. But did you know that just one serving of strawberries (about 8 berries) packs a nutritious punch, offering more Vitamin C than an orange? Try this delicious Wheat Berry Salad as a tasty way to get a berry boost!
Blueberries are so rich in antioxidants that they're considered a superfood! On top of this, a single serving of blueberries is an excellent source of Vitamin C and Fiber. To increase your daily dose of blueberries, toss them into a yogurt parfait, mix into a salad, or sip on this Back to Basics Blueberry Smoothie that's luxuriously nutritious.
Just one serving (1 cup) of raspberries offers 8 grams of fiber – more than most fruits! Plus, raspberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C and Manganese. Incorporate raspberries into your day with these easy to make Raspberry-Cacao Energy Balls. This bite size snack will provide a lasting energy boost!
Did you know one cup of blackberries contains 50% of your daily recommended dose of Vitamin C? That’s a lot of vitamins in a small berry! Add more blackberries into your diet with a this Blackberry Bourbon Chutney Salad. The dark skin of the blackberry indicates its high concentration of antioxidants, making it a great choice for snacking or cooking!