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If you Drupelet, Pick it up!

Quite like the Strawberry, the Blackberry is not considered a “real berry,” it’s actually an aggregate fruit! That means the Blackberry is composed of a bunch of different tiny fruits, which combine to make one delicious flavor!

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What's in a Name?

The true meaning of the name “Strawberry,” is somewhat contested by historians. Popular folklore relates that children used sell their berries at the market, and to make trading easier, they would string them together with threads of straw, hence Straw-Berry!

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Brilliant Berries

When you are walking through the fresh produce aisle at your local grocery store, it might be helpful to have a few tried-and-true tips up your sleeve to ensure that the delicious DOLE® Berries you bring home to your family (or keep all to yourself!) are as fresh and mouthwatering as possible!

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Founded in Hawaii in 1851, Dole Food Company, Inc., with 2010 revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen foods, and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research. The Company does business in more than 90 countries and employs, on average, 36,000 full-time, regular employees and 23,000 full-time seasonal or temporary employees, worldwide.

New Diabetes Brochure

March 21, 2005

Next in our Health & Wellness Series

In time for tomorrow’s American Diabetes Alert Day, the DNI unveils the third in its Health & Wellness series, a brochure filled with facts about the sixth leading cause of death and No. 1 cause of blindness in America: Diabetes.

Often brought on by excess weight, diabetes interferes with the body’s production or use of insulin, a hormone that transports sugar from the blood to the cells for use as energy. Download our brochure to learn:

  • Who’s at risk? What are the factors that make you more vulnerable to this disease?
  • What’s the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?
  • Six leading myths about diabetes — and the facts that set them straight.
  • Warning signs and prevention tips. How to forestall or cope with diabetes.One in three children born in the year 2000 will contract Type 2 diabetes — and potentially the heart disease, eye problems, asthma, kidney disease, gall bladder disease and other ailments for which it is a risk factor. The good news is that there are things you can do to protect yourself and those you love. In addition to the steps described in our brochure, try these counteractive measures mentioned in previous newsletters:

    Increase citrus consumption. In addition to potentially lowering your stroke risk, oranges, grapefruit, lemons and the like should be included in your anti-diabetes arsenal.

    Try tea. USDA supported research suggests black, green and oolong tea could boost insulin’s effectiveness, thus hindering diabetes’ harm.

    Spice it up. Cinnamon can help lower cholesterol, glucose and triglyceride levels (see below) — a boon for people with Type 2 diabetes.

    And this just in: Anthocyanins — compounds found in blackberries, cherries and other berries — may help fight diabetes. New research from Michigan State University has found that anthocyanins could help lower glucose levels in diabetes sufferers. Check out this issue’s featured Superfood recipe for blackberry sorbet (try experimenting with sugar substitutes to keep calories in check).


    For those of our readers who were frustrated trying to find the download page for our Fresh Choices magazine in the last issue, we offer manifold maximum mea culpas and promise to eat more quercetin-rich apples, resveratrol-rich berries and omega-3-rich walnuts to boost brainpower and so reduce the occurrence of such oversights in the future.