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Choose fresh blueberries that are plump and have a solid, dark blue color. Choose fresh raspberries that are bright and evenly colored. Select fresh blackberries that are dry and shiny, without any green or red colors. Avoid buying berries that are moldy or wrinkled. If the bottom of the container is stained or leaking, it may be a sign that the berries are rotting.
Remove moldy berries as soon as possible to stop the spread of mold. The other berries in the container are still good to eat.
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There are four colors of raspberries: gold, black, purple and red.
c Berries help your body heal cuts and wounds and help lower your risk of infection because they contain vitamin C.
pc Berries have significant disease-fighting, cell-protecting antioxidant capacity because they contain phytochemicals that give them their rich red, blue, black and purple colors.
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1 English Muffin (try whole grain)
2 tablespoons cream cheese
2 tablespoons sliced strawberries
2 tablespoons blueberries
2 tablespoons fresh or crushed pineapple
Makes 2 servings. Half an English muffin per serving.
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