Coming Soon: Super Strawberries. In The Mean Time, Choose The Dark Red
Strawberries are good for you. They’re packed with vitamin C, and rich in antioxidants –mainly one called anthocyanin, that, among other things, staves off many inflammatory disorders. And that’s just normal strawberries. Now, from researchers at the University of Queensland come super strawberries, with twice the amount of anthocyanin as the strawberries you’ve been eating. The bad news: they’re not sold in stores—yet. The good news, they will be soon. In fact, one variety, Rubygem, already has more than 3 million plants producing fruit each year. In the mean time, you can use some of the knowledge gained in the UQ research to choose the most healthful berries that are available. A U of Queensland news release reports that the depth of color of the fruit has a direct correlation to the level of anthocyanin content. In other words: go for dark red. Read the study here.