Clean Eating

THE SUMMER'S BEST BERRIES

Source: STRAWBERRY CHIA SEED JAM (SEE RECIPE, P. 60)MIXED BERRY BURRATA SALAD (SEE RECIPE, P. 57)GRILLED FONTINA & BLACKBERRY SANDWICHES (SEE RECIPE, P. 62)BLUEBERRY CORNBREAD MUFFINS WITH CORNMEAL STREUSEL(SEE RECIPE, P. 56)UNBUNDLED SPRING ROLLS WITH RASPBERRY GINGER SAUCE(SEE RECIPE, P. 58)

A Berry Primer

Get to know your in-season berries and reap all the incredible health benefits they have to offer.

RASPBERRIES:A delicate berry, sweet and slightly tart, raspberries should be bright red in color, plump and have no dents or bruises.

IN SEASON:

May to November.

TRY: In smoothies and sauces, with chocolate and as a natural sweetener alongside other fruits.

We love them on a cheese plate with honey and goat cheese.

FLAVONOLS TO THE RESCUE: Raspberries have an array of antioxidants, including quercetin and kaempferol, flavonols that prevent oxidative damage including damage to your DNA. Quercetin is also being studied for its role in regulating inflammation in the body.

GRAPES: Grapes are berries that grow on a woody vine in clusters.

Ranging in flavor from tart to super sweet, grapes are a versatile fruit. Along with being a great afternoon snack, grapes are most commonly used for making jams, jellies and juices and dried as raisins.

IN SEASON:

Year-round (July to September is peak season).

TRY: Roast and serve with poultry, on crostini or in salads. Even frozen grapes can be a delicious treat in the late summer.

Grapes are considered a low-glycemic food, which means that while

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