Berries are called superfoods for a reason. High in antioxidants, fibre, vitamin C and flavonoids, including berries in your diet is a simple and delicious way to be healthier.
The conditions needed to grow berries are the same wherever you are in the world. The fruit needs water and heat which can vary by a few degrees in the different countries.
But what all berry-growing countries have in common is the seasonality of their fruit and that it tastes best when in season.
That’s ‘in season’ wherever the conditions are right for growing berries at that time of the year. This section will keep you up to date with which berries are in season when and where.
Just a handful of 40 blueberries contains 7.5 times more antioxidant activity than a small banana, and a US study proved that they help to prevent mental decline – so pick up a punnet and get snacking!
Flavonoids in raspberries are responsible for their red flesh, and these antioxidants help to guard against a range of cancers, heart disease, asthma, arthritis and cataracts, Alzheimer’s and age-related neurological diseases.
If you feel you’re lacking in vitamin C, reach for the strawberries. Just 9 provide you with your whole recommended daily allowance!
The many tiny seeds in blackberries make them a fantastic source of fibre. They also contain salicylates, a group of anesthetics that include the active substance in aspirin.