Janice Cox, RDN, LD, Lunds and Byerly’s Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist
Friday, July 13, 2012
July is National Berry Month! We are at the peak of the season for Driscoll’s strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. What better way to kick up the nutrition in your diet than with peak of the season, nutrition-packed berries?
In addition to being delicious, berries are rich in antioxidants that help protect our cells against free radicals (molecules that are produced by normal body functions). Free radicals can damage our cells and cause health problems related to oxidative damage, such as heart disease, cancer, macular degeneration, diabetes, arthritis, hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease. Antioxidants can slow or even stop these kinds of damages.
by Colin Lyons, produce buyer
Monday, June 20, 2011
Every spring the warm sunshine returns to California and kicks off another berry season for the entire state. It is during this first part of the season where we are all able to enjoy something very special from our fine friends at Driscoll’s. The first time I saw this berry, I almost thought it was a fake; some handmade package of counterfeit berries that someone was going to use in a photo shoot or something. Then you open the package and pick up one of the monsters inside. It’s the real deal, a Driscoll’s Jumbo Strawberry!
This is the type of strawberry that gets you excited about berries. Each one that you pick up is as impressively big and beautiful as the next. Their perfect shape and color are everything that a strawberry should be. Driscolls achieves this by having very strict specifications as they harvest the berries. Each must be of a certain size and color in order to make it into a package of Jumbo Strawberries.