It’s well known that berries are one of the best things that you can eat for your health. They are jam packed with antioxidants and they contain ellagic acid which is a compound that has anti-cancer properties. They are also known to keep your memory sharp and they taste amazing. And there are plenty of types of berries to choose from so you are sure to find one that meshes well with your taste buds.
The latest and greatest berry to hit the market is the pineberry. While they don’t look all that appetizing, they offer major health perks. The berry, which resembles an unripe strawberry, includes powerful antioxidants.
These specific berries are also known to do the following for our health:
Improve Heart Health-Because they are high in potassium, they aid in controlling blood pressure, which prevents stroke, heart attacks, and cardiovascular diseases.
Improve the Immune System-Vitamin C which is a powerful ingredient to ward off illness, is prevalent in pineberries, which aids in boosting the immune system.
Boost Bone and Teeth Strength-These berries are packed with Vitamin A, which is known to protect teeth and strengthen bones.
Boost Energy Levels- Believe it or not, pineberries are high in carbs, which will do wonders for your energy. But just watch the scale, as carbs tend to make us put on a little weight if we go overboard.
Prevent Digestive Problems-The vast amount of fiber in these berries, helps the bowels move throughout the system smoothly. Fiber also prevents heart disease and regulates cholesterol levels. If you’re looking to feel full for a long time, then pineberries will help you with that.
If you happen to be growing a baby in your belly, pineberries are a great source of folate, which plays a major role in the developing fetus while also preventing defects and birth deformities.
If you have a green thumb, you can grow this beneficial berry right at home or you can purchase the plant and insert it in your garden along with your other healthy fruits and veggies.
As far as the taste and texture go, pineberries look like an unripe strawberry but they taste more like a pineapple. They have red berries on the outside like a strawberry with white flesh on the inside. While they haven’t hit the likes of the mainstream berry, they are actually one of the oldest berries. Their odd appearance came from crossing a Chilean white strawberry with a North American red strawberry. The result is the pineberry, also known as Fragaria Ananassa.
And if you find that you aren’t crazy about the taste and texture of the pineberry, but you still crave the goodness that it gives the body, then you can always opt to consume it in smoothie form. If you mix bananas, protein powder and other fruits and veggies in with it, then you will most likely miss the pineberry’s pineapple taste, if you aren’t partial to that sort of thing. Either way, you can’t go wrong with adding this berry to your diet.