Meet the Berries: Straw, Blue and Rasp

Meet the Berry Trio: Straw, Blue and Rasp while exposing their berry-boosting health benefits.

So you've met the Berries.

Which one is your favorite?

We need fruits to get the vitamins and minerals that we need for our body. We just cannot rely on a capsule-form of vitamins, which is not good for our body. Take fresh fruits and vegetables for vitamins instead.

These berries are rich in antioxidants that fights free radicals that cause cancer on our body. Aside from that, they re also packed with other vitamins and health-boosting benefits. Let's dig in more.


STRAWBERRIES


I've visited Strawberry Farm in Baguio City way back and that's the first time I've seen Strawberries wide plantation.

Strawberry Farm is located in La Trinidad Valley, Benguet, and less than 10 km from the centre of Baguio City.

I can still feel the summer's sun on my cheek as I pull one strawberry into its hiding place. Looks very delicious and tempting to pick it up and eat it.

So these sexy fruit has a lot of benefits hiding beneath its skin. Let's take a look:

Strawberries
Strawberries
  • Strawberries help keep digestion regular and lower blood pressure, ensure a healthy immune system, and ward off the development of age-related ocular diseases.

  • Strawberries are rich in antioxidants. They contain a chemical compound called as "Phenols".

  • The Phenols in strawberries fight against inflammatory disorders. (For example: osteoarthritis, asthma and atherosclerosis). Strawberries, however, do not carry unwanted side effects like stomach and intestinal bleeding.

  • Strawberries are known to fight different kinds of cancer.

  • Strawberries can decrease the possibility of contracting age-related macular degeneration.

  • Strawberries contain manganese, an essential nutrient that acts as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Manganese is great for bones, helped in bone building and maintaining proper bone structure.

BLUEBERRIES


They are blue and they're berries.

Oh the blueberries! This fruit is very well known because of its sweet taste and never ending health benefits to our health.

The blueberry tree is the member of Cyanococcus and Vaccinium genus. People who eat blueberries more often reduce their chances of brain damage, of Alzheimer's disease and other illnesses.

There are so many health benefits about blueberries and here are some facts about this delicious fruit:

Blueberries
Blueberries
  • Blueberries contain antioxidants. Antioxidants help counteract free radicals, reduce cell damage and helps protect our eyes from cataracts.

  • Blueberries are rich in fiber. Fibers plays a vital role in the health of our heart and this fruit keeps cholesterol level under control.

  • Blueberries are high in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential to keep our immune system strong.

  • Blueberries are rich in manganese. Manganese contributes to the bone growth.

  • Blueberries prevent UTI or Urinary Tract Infection.

  • Blueberries prevent constipation and indigestion.

  • Blueberries are rich in nutrients, minerals and vitamins.

  • Blueberries are sweet and juicy and contain a natural pigment called Pro-Anthocyanidins.

  • Blueberries helps get rid of harmful radicals on our body.


Have you ever tasted blueberries before? Very delicious fruit right? They also offer us never-ending health benefits. You should always try to include this fruit on your diet.

RASPBERRIES


The Raspberry is one such member of the berry family and is both refreshing and great for overall health.

Raspberries are edible fruits that come from the berry family and are a good delicious source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. When it comes to its benefits, Raspberries has a wide range of good health benefits for our body.

Raspberries are small, delicate fruit berries but also packed with vitamins, minerals as well as antioxidants. These are little jewels of nature. They provide us with sweet fragrance and boosting health benefits needed by our body.

Let's have a refreshing treat of Raspberries while digging its health benefits.

Raspberries
Raspberries
  • Raspberries contain nutrients needed by the body like Vitamin A, C, E and K. They also contain manganese, fibers copper, folate (vitamin B9), iron, potassium and zinc.

  • This fruit is also a good source of Omega 3 fats.

  • Raspberries improve digestion. The fibers found on this berry help our digestion to work or function well.

  • Raspberries guard our vision. The vitamins found on this fruit like A, C, E and K protects the eye from macular degeneration.

  • Raspberries are rich in antioxidant. Antioxidants help in anti-aging. We get protection from stress, aging and other environmental factors.

  • Raspberries strengthen our immune system and keep our body in shape.


So, these are some health benefits that we can get from raspberries. No wonder they are the gems of natures. So pure and perfect to eat.

Which is your favorite berry?

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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Good information! Love Strawberries and Raspberries, but not a real fan of Blueberries. Nice to know the benefits of each. Great Job!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you so much Rich! Superb nice choice :)


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Morning Spy,

Great informative hub. Love all the berries, especially the strawberries. I know they have a lot of those great antioxidants no doubt. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Morning Faith.

Thank you for reading and commenting :) Yes, berries have the most antioxidants benefits.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A detailed hub filled with health benefits of these three berries. I have eaten fresh strawberries and liked its sweet & refreshing taste. I have not tried the other two berries as they are available in limited quantity in my home-city. When I have the chance, I will try the other 2 berries! A well-written hub with cute dividers! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up, pinned & shared on Facebook


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

All the berries, blue , straw and resp and full of great values, thank you so much for the very useful share, God bless.


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Will forward this to my hubby, M. He's into berries and things like that. He'll find this useful! Thanks for the write, which I will share!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Great hub with lots of useful info - glad to see all of these berries are good for me because I eat all of them - my favourites though are strawberries; I can't get enough of 'em :o)


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Myz, some really great information here all three of these berries. I didn't know about them helping to prevent macular degeneration (my grandmother did have this later in life). So will have to remember this one for future reference. Thank you and have of voted up and shared all over too :)


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Gail Meyers 4 years ago from United States

I like strawberries. Apparently, everyone else do also because strawberries was chosen as favorite by everyone who has voted in your poll so far. Thanks for the information.


concordlens 4 years ago

good post there.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

What can be better than these three berries? If people don't know about the benefits of these berries, reading your informational hub should do it for them. My family loves all of these berries and I am happy to say they love eating them and picking them!

Voted up, useful, and interesting!


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

It is undoubtedly a useful hub. The benefits are well mentioned. Sharing and pinning.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

A fabulous shout-out to berries! I voted for blueberries and then I felt bad for raspberries because no one voted for them. By the way WHY is there a "p" in raspberries? That will always pester me. Haha! I'm not a big fan of strawberries, just a lil fan.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you so much Ish. we have these fruits here and they really taste so good :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you girishpuri for such a kind message.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hey michelle! thank you so much dear. i really appreciate this :) hugs.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi Jools. thanks for the time to read this hub. almost everybody loves strawberries!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Janine, all my big thanks...thanks always for the support.. hugsss


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi Gail. thanks for stopping by..yes, seems everybody voted for strawberries. hehe :) thank you too.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Nice, Spy! Berries are a good source for keeping our bodies working properly, as you state. I was unaware, however, that raspberries are a source of omega3 fatty acids. Who knew? Thanx for the education!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you concordlens :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Mary, thank you berry much for the message. that was berry wonderful!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you so much Shampa..also for the shared.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Shine..thank you berry much :) hehehe yeah,,no one voted for raspberries. they're delish too right. love it!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you Sha!! Im glad you like this Berry Trio hub of mine.. They are berry berry healthy!


Berry Lover 4 years ago

Ohhh I love this article!


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK

I love all of these berries, but I voted for strawberries. They are so, so nice. Lots of useful info here.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Great info, Spy! Voted up and shared. :)


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

Faith, I love all types of berries and have frozen some for the winter months. This is a very interesting hub that really lets people know just how healthy berries are for you. Up and shared.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great hub helping us to eat properly. Good work unknown spy.

I voted for raspberries but I do love them all.

Voted up useful and interesting, Joyce.


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

I love all these berries, but my favorite has to be raspberries! I can eat them all day :) Thanks for sharing this info with us!


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

They are all so delicious. I want to say strawberries are my favorite, but I love blueberries, wait, raspberries? So hard to say. Great hub! Jamie


concordlens 4 years ago

yep me too


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healthylife2 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

Very useful information. Berries are loaded with so many antioxidants and I have to admit Straw is my favorite. Voted up!


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I love them all, but blueberries are my favorite. We can only get strawberries here, though, so when we go back to the States for vacation I gorge myself on blueberries! I didn't know blueberries fight UTI's and strawberries fight inflammation. Very interesting!


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quizbomb 4 years ago from Lancashire, United Kingdom

Great mouthwatering pictures and some brilliant insights on why berries in all forms ROCK! - Love em all and this is making me hungry lol.

Great hub - voted up from me :) -

keep up the great work on your hubs!


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Someone say berries? You got my attention. Thank you


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

A great hub on berries. Useful and informative.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi Berry Lover. thank you for loving this hub :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi Melovy. thank you so much for stopping by. and for your kind comment :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you so much TT :) hugs.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi Pam. Thank you for the kind visit and shared too. Yes, berries are really healthy!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you Joyce!! Raspberries are so yummy!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi Keith. thank you for the message!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hehehe, Jamie, you made me smile. thanks a lot friend!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you concordlens!!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

healthylife, thank you for such awonderful message. berries really contain high antioxidants which is really helpful to our body.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Vespawoolf, thank you for the visit and for the kind comments. Lovely!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Quizbomb, thank you so much.hehehe love your message :) You rockz!!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi mhatter. thank you :) yeah, someone did say berries!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you so much Vellur :)


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend M. This is a berry, berry, berry cool hub and so well done and written. I love all these berries !

Vote up and more !!!


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vparker 4 years ago from From Mars

I love juicy delicious raspberries , I can eat 1 quart of them in one setting -- but hey at least their good for me.


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prektjr.dc 4 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA

One word....YUM! It's great to get this kind of information about delicious foods! Good job!


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Lipnancy 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

The most natural things are always the best for us.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I love all three fruits - raspberries are my favourite, like vparker I can eat a huge amount in one setting - and they are good for me, fantastic!

A big vote up from me, thank you.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I wanted to vote up on all the berry selections. Love them all! Nice post and very well done.


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

When I lived in Maine as a child and young adult, all of these berries grew wild.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Tom! Berry Berry much appreciated. Thank you so much! :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi Vparker. Thank you for the kind visit. I think me too. i love berries too.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi unknown spy,

Thank you for sharing this juicy and nutritional hub with us.

My favorite berry is the strawberry. If I was ever to get married, I would serve my guests strawberry shortcake rather than the traditional wedding cake.

Voted up and away

Take care my friend :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Prek! thank youuu so much :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Very true Nancy. thanks for the kind visit :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Heheh thanks for the message Lesley. youa re really a big fan of nature!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Dianna, thank you so much. that was a sweet comment.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Deb, me too..all the berries here grew wild like mulberry. :) thanks for the visit.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Spy,

You have focused on three of my favorite foods...wonderful when what we love is delicious and nutritious. Excellent work...UP and UAI.

Hugs, Maria


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

thank you berry much Sue. and that was a berry lovely idea!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Maria..hugs back to you. thank you so much for the visit.


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dwachira 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Hi unknown spy,

The tips about strawberries fighting against inflammatory disorders and Raspberries improving digestion due being rich in fibers are very useful

I once ate a cake made using strawberries and i really liked it. Voted up and useful.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi dwachira. Thank you so muchhh! Yes, berries really have a high dose of boosting nutrients and vitamins. Glad you find this useful. Thanks for the time :)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

I really enjoyed this hub M. Beautifully researched and organized, these fruits are sure hits for improving our health. Wonderful writing my friend. Voting up, sharing, and rating useful, awesome, and interesting :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you so much James!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Excellent hub, beautifully presented and immaculately written. I love your dividers. Very useful that we make berries a part of regular daily diet to stay healthy.

Voted up, useful, awesome and shared.


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Spy - Very informative. Although no one has to force me to put more of the berry family in my daily diet. I love them all! And antioxidants are fabulous killers those mangy cancer dancers "free radicals".

Good for youa nd thanks for posting.

Great work ont he research and information. Creative title as well.

Always a fan of that wonderful young mind of yours. Keep up the great work.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Ooooh my mouth dstasrted watering as soon as I saw that first image.

I love all berries so no persuasion need here. A great informative hub and very well researched.

Thumbs UP


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hello my friend rajan. thank you so much. i know you will appreciate this berry benefits :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi beckie! thank you so much for this wonderful comment.. im so flattered :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hehe thank you so much for stopping by rosemay!


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Wow! Superfood ! It is really good know these berries .

I remember our trip in Baguio and most of all the strawberries. I enjoyed eating it with salt.

Thanks for the information. :-)


oceansider 4 years ago

Hello Dear M,

I enjoyed your hub about all the wonderful nutritional benefits of the berries.....My favorite of the berries are the strawberries, but I do eat raspberries also and occasionally blueberries....Yes they definitely are a good addition to anyone's diet. Your article was well done!........How have you been, are you doing well?....I sure hope so!.......

Take care my young friend, Helen


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you so much for the comment Meldz! Me too, enjoyed strawberries with a sprinkle of salt :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hi my dearest Helen. thank you so much for visiting my hub :) i'm doing well, thank you for the thought. I hope you're okay too. God bless and take care too!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Unknown, voted up, useful, awesome, interesting, and shared. I love strawberries the most. This was an interesting article. Enjoyed learning about all the benefits of these berries. Great work. Have a wonderful night and best wishes always.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hello there thelyricwriter. thank you so much for the kind visit. take care!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I love berries. I voted for blueberries but I enjoy raspberries and strawberries as well. The best thing about berries is that they are not only tasty, but very versatile. Voting up, interesting, and useful.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you so much Alecia!


ElleBee 4 years ago

I love berries! And its great that tey also have so many great nutritional properties, and as Alecia said are also very versatile. They're great in desserts or for breakfast.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you so much for the message Elle!


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Great info spy... Straw berries are my favorite... :)

Sharing this one


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

Such a pretty, good hub. I love berries!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Rah, Goodlady, thank you all for reading.


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D.Juris Stetser 4 years ago from South Dakota

I really enjoyed this hub! I already knew the benefits of fruit in our diet, but hadn't really gotten into the berries, which, fortunately, I love. hard choosing which I like best, but nice to know they're not only delicious, but so very good for us too. Voted up, awesome, beautiful, useful and interesting.. thanks so much for this info! oh and Sharing of course. thanks again dotti


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hello Juris! thanks for the time to visit my hub..also for the votes. appreciate it much

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