Why Berries are Tasty Little Miracle Workers
They say that dynamite comes in small packages; these berries, the juicy jewels of the fruit world, pack a serious punch. With sweet and tangy flavours and bright, vibrant colours, berries are feisty little fruits that are full of the good stuff.
Why Berries are Good For Us
From blueberries to cranberries, these succulent summer fruits are packed with antioxidants, protecting the cells in your body from damage. They help to fight stress, prevent sickness, protect your skin and hair and to keep your body healthy in general.
They’re also low in calories and high in fibre, so you don’t have to feel guilty when eating them.
It’s All in the Colour
Anthocyanins are what give berries their brilliant, vibrant hues. It’s with this plant compound that you’re able to reduce inflammation and even manage arthritis. Combined with quercetin, another healthy compound present in these fruits, Anthocyanins also assist in age-related memory loss.
Berry Good For You
Don’t let their size fool you – berries are tasty little miracle workers. They are also exceptionally versatile – see some of our favourite berry recipes below for inspiration on how to make some delicious treats of your own.
STRAWBERRY THYME TART
The perfect combination of a crunchy pastry, lovely strawberry filling and a bit of freshness and herbiness from the thyme.
STRAWBERRY AND CREAM POTS
Delicate and delicious, you can’t go wrong with the combination of strawberries and cream.
STRAWBERRY AND CREAM CHEESE FOLD-OVER PIES
These sweet dessert mini pies will be a hit at any party!
CHOCOLATE AND MARSHMALLOW DIPPED STRAWBERRIES
The most delectable dessert that’ll leave you wanting more!
BLUEBERRY LATTICE TART
A blueberry tart that’ll make you want to throw a tea party!
BLUEBERRY BUTTERMILK CAKE
This cake is easy to make but ideal for teatime with friends.
CRUSHED BLUEBERRY, QUINOA AND COCONUT PARFAIT
A great way to start the day!
BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE POPSICLES
Sweet Blueberry and Mascarpone lollies make for a yummy treat.
RASPBERRY AND GOATS CHEESE SALAD WITH RASPBERRY DRESSING
With roughly five components to throw together, this salad is a simple but impressive dish.
BASIL OIL AND RASPBERRY SORBET WITH STICKY MERINGUE
This easy sorbet is a light dessert perfect for warmer weather days. Paired with sticky, crunchy meringue, it’s a sure win!
BLACK FOREST CHOCOLATE FONDANT
Get ready for a decadent chocolate overload!
BLACK FOREST PAVLOVA
Wow your guests with this showstopper dessert; we guarantee this will be a hit any time of the year.
Mixed and Other Berries
TRIPLE BERRY BLASTER LOLLIES
These are quick, easy and much better for you than store-bought lollies!
CRÊPES WITH LEMON RICOTTA AND MIXED SUMMER BERRIES
Crêpes are always a holiday favourite – whip up a big pile and dig in!
NO-KNEAD COFFEE, CRANBERRY AND WALNUT COUNTRY LOAF
From the moment you mix up this bread you know you’re in for a treat. Rich coffee aromas and flavours complemented by earthy walnuts and sweet yet tart cranberries. It’s definitely a crowd favourite and the no-knead method will make you look like a bread baking rockstar.
GOOSEBERRY, MINT AND VANILLA ICE CREAM
Serve this ice cream with fresh gooseberries with Italian biscotti.
See our Seasonal Fruit and Veggie Chart and find out what will be in season next.
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