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Strawberries are a much-loved fruit for their caramel-like aroma, bright red colour, juicy texture and most of all, sweetness. Packed with vitamins, fibre, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols, strawberries are a sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie food. They are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity and are a good source of manganese and potassium.
Blueberries are perennial flowering plants with blue or purple berries. Commercial blueberries— both wild and cultivated —are all native to North America. Nutritionally, these dark-coloured berries are prized for their antioxidants and phytoflavinoids. Not only can they lower your risk of heart disease and cancer, they are also antinflammatory.
Raspberries are technically an aggregate of drupelets (small drupes), each of which contains a single seed. These ruby-coloured berries are low in calories but high in fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They may protect against diabetes, cancer, obesity, arthritis and other conditions and may even provide anti-aging effects.