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.
- Black/Red Grape
- Green Grape
- Fuyu Persimmon
- Hachuya Persimmon