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Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles

Scientists and medical experts remind us that maintaining a good balance of diet and exercise will complement a healthy lifestyle. Berries are a delicious contribution to a healthy diet. These colorful fruits are considered superfoods that promote disease prevention. For news and information about nutrition and healthy living, read on!

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Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables is essential to maintaining good health and longevity. Studies have shown that low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors.

At the same time, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol and rich in fruits, vegetables and grain products that contain dietary fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease, a disease associated with many factors. Naturipe’s family of farmers is truly proud to bring healthy options to family tables around the globe.

How to Select, Store, and Handle

The shelf life of fresh berries varies by berry type and the age of the berry at the time of purchase. Always look for berries that are unblemished and fresh looking, and try to purchase your berries from a refrigerated display.

Keep your berries refrigerated at home, as maintaining a cool temperature is the key to the longevity of the berry. Do not wash berries prior to refrigeration. Simply rinse your berries in cool running water prior to serving.

Blueberries: 10 – 14 days after purchase

Strawberries: 3 – 7 days after purchase

Raspberries: 2 – 3 days after purchase

Blackberries: 2 – 3 days after purchase

Cranberries: 4 – 8 weeks after purchase

Rinsing Berries