Every month new research is published describing the health-giving properties of a well-known or recently discovered berry. Renowned nutritionist and naturopath Kirsten Hartvig offers more than 100 recipes, from breakfasts and preserves to juices and liqueurs. Also included in the book are 10 detailed profiles of the healthiest, most popular berries, including acai, cranberry, blueberry and red currant--as well as a directory covering a further 40 berries.
Berries are among the healthiest foods on the planet--and more and more people today are becoming aware of their miraculous health-giving properties. For centuries people all over the world have relied on them both as food and as medicine. Packed with goodness as well as flavor, they exude the freshness and romance of the great outdoors. Most berries are easy to store and use out of season: they can be dried, preserved with alcohol or sugar, or frozen, and most of us can now find a wide selection of berries in supermarkets and health food stores.