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What berry is best for you?

Berries are generally considered to be some of the healthiest foods you can eat due to their high content of antioxidants, fibre, and other beneficial nutrients. However, different types of berries may have different health benefits depending on their unique nutrient profiles. Here are a few berries that are particularly nutritious:

Blueberries

Blueberries: Blueberries are often referred to as a "superfood" due to their high content of antioxidants and other beneficial compounds. They are also high in fibre and vitamin C, and studies have suggested that they may help improve brain function, lower blood pressure, and reduce inflammation. Delicious and versatile they can be enjoyed on their own, added to smoothies, used in baked goods or paired with yoghurt or oatmeal for a healthy breakfast.


Fresh Sujon Blackberries

Blackberries: Blackberries are characterised by their dark purple or black colour, small size and distinctive flavour. They grow on thorny bushes and are native to Europe and North America, but now cultivated in many parts of the world. Blackberries are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and fibre. They are also high in antioxidants and may help improve brain function, lower inflammation, and support healthy digestion. Blackberries are often used in desserts and baking but also taste delicious eaten frozen.

Strawberries

Strawberries: Strawberries are sweet, juicy and red-coloured. They grow on a low lying plant and are a member of the rose family. Strawberries were first cultivated in the 18th century. They are now grown all around the world and area popular fruit due to their sweet flavour and health benefits. Strawberries are high in vitamin C, fibre, and antioxidants. They may help lower inflammation, reduce the risk of heart disease, and improve blood sugar control. Strawberries are delicious eaten by themselves but also add great flavour to desserts or smoothies.

New Zealand grown Raspberries

Raspberries: Raspberries are small, red or black juicy fruits that grow on Raspberry bushes. Raspberries a good source of fibre, vitamin C, and antioxidants. They may help reduce inflammation, support healthy digestion, and protect against cancer. Raspberries are often used in smoothies, jams, jellies, desserts and baked goods.


New Zealand Grown Blackcurrants

Blackcurrants: Blackcurrants are also a type of berry. They are small dark purple berries that grow on shrubs and are native to Europe and Asia. New Zealand grown Blackcurrants are known for their high antioxidant content which aid recovery and may help improve heart health, support brain function, and boost immunity.


New Zealand grown Boysenberries

Boysenberries: Boysenberries are a cross between a raspberry and blackberry. It was named after it's creator, a horticulturist named Rudolph Boysen. They are mostly grown in the United States and New Zealand. Boysenberries are larger and sweeter than Blackberries and have a reddish-purple colour. They are a good source of fibre, Vitamin C and antioxidants. Often used in jams, pies and other desserts.


Ultimately, incorporating a variety of berries into your diet is the best way to reap the many health benefits they offer.

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