A Healthy Summer for Berry Eating Brits
LONDON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
With thousands of strawberries famously served at the Wimbledon championships each
summer, the strawberry is a quintessentially British choice. Indeed for 64% of Brits, the
strawberry is their favourite summer berry, as revealed in a recent survey by office fruit
delivery [http://www.fruitdrop.co.uk/delivery ] company Fruitdrop.
Raspberries are Britain’s second favourite summer berry, with 22% of us preferring to
snack on them this summer.
In order of preference, Britain’s favourite summer berries are:
1) Strawberries (64%)
2) Raspberries (22%)
3) Blueberries (9%)
4) Blackcurrants (5%)
Interestingly, the Institute of Food Research has identified strawberries and
raspberries as one of the main dietary sources of cancer-fighting ellagic acid. So
snacking on the government recommended portion size of seven strawberries, or two handfuls
of raspberries each day throughout the summer could be improving our health.
Ben Thompson, managing director of Fruitdrop comments: “With high levels of vitamin C,
strawberries can help to prevent health problems such as the common cold. As vitamin C
cannot be stored in the body we should be eating foods rich in this vitamin each day,
so it seems that Brits regularly snacking on berries and other fruit and vegetables rich
in vitamin C are in for a healthy summer!”
Thompson continues: “A seasonal Fruitdrop box for office delivery contains seasonal
berries and soft fruits, as well as the core favourites such as bananas, clementines,
apples and pears. Seasonal fruit boxes are priced from just GBP24, with enough fruit for
up to 20 employees for a week; a cost effective way to keep office workers healthy
throughout the year”.
Fruitdrop specialises in office fruit delivery in London [http://www.fruitdrop.co.uk ]
and across the UK, for more information visit: http://www.fruitdrop.co.uk.
Notes to editors:
Survey conducted by Vision Critical