Berry Delicious

Fresh, colorful berries at your local supermarket or farmer’s market are a sure sign that summer is here.  Some sweet, others tart, berries are a delicious and nutritious treat and can be eaten whole, served fresh, frozen or in baked goods. Berries are available all year from a variety of sources, though most are considered summer fruits. They are best consumed within 2-3 days and should be washed just prior to serving but can be kept frozen for up to a year.

Berries are a great fat-free source of nutrients such as vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants and should be included in your daily recommended 5 servings of fruits and vegetables for optimal health. Eat fresh, dried, canned, as a jelly or jam or add as a topping to cereals, yogurt, waffles, ice cream, salads and sorbet, or add to your favorite smoothie, beverage, sauces and baked goods such as pies, tarts, and cakes.

Berry Varieties

  • Blackberry
  • Black/Red Grape
  • Blueberry
  • Boysenberry
  • Cranberry
  • Currant
  • Gooseberry
  • Green Grape
  • Lingonberry
  • Loganberry
  • Mulberry
  • Fuyu Persimmon
  • Hachuya Persimmon
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry