Finally it’s berry time again! The variety is beautifully colourful and visible to all those who stroll through regional markets and the many fruit stands: from blackberries, strawberries, raspberries to blueberries, elderberries or cranberries - the selection of local fruit is wonderfully diverse. The aronia or chokeberry, called “miracle berry”, enriches the well-known traditional offer of local berries.
Berries are “small but powerful” and serve as real powerhouses for our immune system. In addition to their aromatic taste, they are rich in many vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Strawberries in particular provide a special immune boost in summer with their high levels of vitamin C and zinc.
Berries have a digestive and cholesterol-lowering effect due to fiber pectin. In addition, the small fruits have an antioxidant effect due to the red to blue-violet flavonoids. They serve as "radical scavengers" and thereby protect the cells of our immune system. The dark color of black currants is due to these flavonoids. However, elderberries, blueberries and blackberries also contain the valuable colouring agent, which you can easily spot as your tongue is often blue after enjoying these berries.
Currants are often neglected in one's own garden, but the "hidden champions" offer 150 different species and therefore a lot of variety. The types of currants differ both in taste and appearance: from light to dark red to white or even yellow - the coloring is what makes the fruit so valuable. The yellow to reddish carotenoids are said to have anti-inflammatory and even cancer-preventing effects.
All in all, nothing stands in the way of summer treats. Whether as a topping for muesli, as a splash of colour in yoghurt, as breakfast juice or straight from the bush to your mouth - the hunger for berries can be satisfied!