Berries: A Myriad Of Colours

Nutritional qualities

Generally all berries are rich in ellagic acid, carotenoids and pectin. The fibre they contribute to the diet is generally high as they are eaten with the skin and seeds and all. Raspberries are also especially rich in potassium, which is a vital mineral in regulating blood pressure. Strawberries are also an excellent source of Vitamin C. Strawberries as well as other berries are popular foods for their high anti-oxidant powers. They are al rich in antioxidants and cancer fighting phytochemicals.

Nutrient Straw
berries
(145g)
Black
berry (195g)
Rasp
berries
(130 g)
Energy
(kjoules)
117 317 199
Fibre 3.2 g 12 g 7 g
Protein 2.5 g 2.8 g 1.6 g
Carbo
hydrates
3.9 g 14.8 g 7.8 g
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 g 0 g
Total Fat 0.1 g 0.1 g 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 mg 0 mg
Sodium 9 mg 9 mg 9 mg

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guest Thursday, August 7, 2008

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