Monday, 22 August 2011

Blackberries: Hidden Gems

Every week it seems that a new fruit is being hailed a ‘superfruit’ due to its exceptional nutritional values. We reckon that all fruits are pretty super so prefer to refer to these fruits as ‘hidden gems’

When it comes to eating fruit, we often get stuck in a rut, eating the same apple banana and pear each week. So it’s great when one of these hidden gems comes to light and encourages everyone to try something different.

This week’s hidden gem is the blackberry. Scientists have discovered blackberries contain twice as much Vitamin C as blueberries and way more than oranges which are usually the first point of call for a Vitamin C boost.

Blackberries are also packed full of fibre and rich in tannins which help the body to heal itself. They contain lutein which helps to protect the eyes and helps to prevents UV damage. Also, a handful of blackberries will give you nearly half of you RDA of manganese which helps to keep bones strong.

Blackberries make the perfect office fruit snack as you can leave them on your desk and munch on them throughout the day. Their sweet flavour should also help to steer you away from sugary snacks.

British blackberries are in season right now, so now is the time to get some these hidden gems added to your fruit delivery. They’ll do wonders for your health!

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