The warmer spring weather means the beginning of the season for fresh, local berries. We’ve been busy creating some flavor-packed new recipes including Strawberry Cobbler and Berry Bliss Pudding.
Berries not only look and taste great, they are one of the healthiest things you can eat.
In his New York Times bestseller How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Gregor says,”…berries evolved to have bright, contrasting colors to attract fruit-eating critters to help disperse their seeds. And the same molecular characteristics that give berries such vibrant colors may account for some of their antioxidant abilities…
They are second only to herbs and spices as the most antioxidant-packed food category. As a group, they average nearly ten times more antioxidants than other fruits and vegetables (and exceed fifty times more than animal-based foods).”
You may ask, what exactly does all this antioxidant power mean? Well your colorful and delicious dessert can “…offer protection against cancer, a boost to the immune system, and a guard for the liver and brain. An American Cancer Society study of nearly one hundred thousand men and women found that those who ate berries appeared significantly less likely to die of cardiovascular disease.”
We use only organically grown berries to ensure that you aren’t getting harmful pesticide residues along with your antioxidants. One of our favorite suppliers is Rodriguez Farms from Watsonville. You can find them on Saturdays at the Farmer’s Market at The College of San Mateo or just come into Que SeRaw SeRaw for a Stawberry Almond Milk Smoothie or one of our other vibrant berry delights.