By Contributing Author Sharon A. See
Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, boysenberries, cherries, cranberries and grapes are just some of the wonderful berries that come into season this time of the year. And there are so many ways to enjoy them. Most are delish on their own and make a wonderfully healthy snack or top with a dollop of whip cream for a light summer dessert.
Berries are naturally low in calories, fat and sugar so they complement any eating style. Adding a few servings of berries into your daily diet is great way to get some added nutrition with very few calories.
Not all berries are created equal and each and every berry has their own unique health benefits. But, all berries do share a few common health benefits. They are little power houses of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, flavonoids and fiber. Let’s take a look and see just how good for you they are.
The Monroe Farmers' Market is open June–October and offers fresh, locally-grown produce, baked goods, prepared foods and hand-crafted specialty foods to Connecticut locals.