A balanced diet is important for every person. Berries, seeds and vegetables meet a significant part of the human body’s demand for nutrients. A healthy diet naturally provides us with sufficient of the vitamins, minerals and fibres that are so essential to our wellbeing. We are not exaggerating when we say that the berry has always played an important role in dietary patterns of humans and animals – originally wild berries, but today mostly domesticated cultivars.
There is no more versatile food than the berry – berries occur all around the world and in innumerable varieties. Many berries are a feast for the eyes, some are tantalisingly delicious, others have medicinal properties and yet others produce fabulous dyes or flavourings. Some are poisonous, yet others are very beneficial to health. Some are widespread, such as the grape, whereas others are scarcer, such as the mulberry. There are miniscule berries and colossal ones. If you think they are all mostly spherical, think again – for example a banana is also part of the a berry family. As are melons, oranges, red peppers, cucumbers…
Footnote: scientific reports indicate a certain correlation between berries and various health benefits. These claims are, however, not without controversy. Another aspect is that the effects of eating berries vary from case to case, but the amount of fruit that needs to be consumed also varies from person to person. In any case, one cannot assume that berries are a replacement for medicines. However, these fruits do, in most cases, fit into a healthy diet. This naturally applies to all other products that Berrico supplies.