Berry Delicious

Fresh berries are a welcome sight in the produce section and a sure sign that summer is here!  All fruits provide healthful vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber while being low in sodium, calories and fat.  To protect your investment in healthy eating here are some tips for selecting the best berries

Choose strawberries that are shiny and fragrant with fresh hulls still attached. Smaller berries tend to be more flavorful than large, and they should have that wonderful strawberry aroma.  Blueberries should be round, plump, and have a slightly dusty appearance.  Blackberries should look plump and shiny, while raspberries will look slightly dusty.  At home, sort through the berries, removing any that are bruised, shriveled or decaying.  Store strawberries, raspberries and blackberries in a single layer loosely covered with plastic wrap in the coldest part of the refrigerator and use within 1-3 days.  Blueberries may be stored in their original container. Allow the berries to come to room temperature for the best flavor and wash just before using.

Enjoy these summer treats tossed with salad greens and your favorite cheese, drizzled with a tangy vinaigrette and garnished with toasted nuts, or try this client favorite:

Black- and Blueberry Syrup

1 teaspoon cornstarch (or arrowroot)

1 tablespoon water

2 tablespoons lemon juice

¼ teaspoon lemon zest

3 tablespoons blackberry jam

1 cup blueberries

1 ½ cups blackberries

In a small saucepan, dissolve cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water.   Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest, blackberry jam and blueberries.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer til slightly thickened, approximately 1 minute.  Remove from heat and gently stir in blackberries.

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