Berries are a small edible fruit. They tend to be very juicy, round or oblong, brightly colored and can be either tart or sweet. Not all are edible, but the edible varieties have always been a favorite of people wherever they grow. The berries listed below have become favorites of people all over the world.
The fragrantly sweet juiciness and deep red color make strawberries a favorite berry for many people because of their taste and aesthetics. It is the most popular berry in the world. There are literally hundreds of varieties of strawberries, but the ones people tend to each are readily recognizable because of the red flesh and the yellow seeds that pierce the skin and the small leafy green cap on top. Wild strawberries are smaller than those grown for food production, but their flavor is often even more intense and flavorful. These berries have an extremely high concentration of vitamin C, and addition there are leaders in increasing cancer resistance. Other specific healthy protections that have been identified in studies include eyesight and rheumatoid arthritis.
Blue berries are a richly colored berry that ranges from deep blue to maroon. The tastes ranges from mildly sweet to tart and tangy. They are bursting with nutrition and flavor and are very low on calories. The skin encases semi-transparent flesh which contains tiny seeds. Blueberries are native to North America and are not found in abundance elsewhere. They were an important part of the Native American diet, but because of their tartness did not gain momentum in the commercial food market until the early 20th century. Blueberries are on the top of the chart in comparison to other fruits and vegetables as far as their antioxidant power in neutralizing free radicals. Among other things they promote brain and gastrointestinal health and protect against colon cancer.
Raspberries are fragrantly sweet with a subtle tartness, that make an extremely popular fruit. They are so delicious that they are almost always in short supply. One can put raspberries in so many dishes, and they are perhaps the favorite berry just to eat without anything else as a wonderful fruit dish or treat, and certainly with other fruits. Raspberries have been consumed by man since prehistoric times. They are thought to have originated in East Asia, but varieties are now also found in Europe and North America. They are so nutritious that they are often sold as a food supplement. Because of a particular ingredient called oxilates, people with kidney or gallbladder problems may want to avoid these berries. Raspberries are an excellent source of manganese, vitamin C and fiber.