Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Berries Beat Apples for 1st Place

A Berry A Day Beats Apples in UK Review
Shoppers find top fruits berry nice indeed - Scotsman.com News

All the talk by nutritionists and newspapers about the benefits of 'berry good for you' antioxidants seems to have paid off. Berries have overtaken the apple as the nations favourite fruit based on sales. It's no longer An apple a Day keeps the Doctor away it's a berry a day - more like a punnet of berries.

The Scotsman reported today;
HEALTH conscious Britons have sent berries to the top of the league of the nation's most popular fruits for the first time.
The soft fruit crop, including strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, has overtaken apples as the biggest selling fruit category by value, according to the latest data from market research analysts Kantar Worldpanel.

In the past 12 months, berry sales have increased by 13.3 per cent to £764 million and now make up 18.4 per cent of fruit sales, compared with 18 per cent for apples
London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says " This is great news that the UK is buying more berries, however do be choosey about the ones you buy and give them a good wash as some of them have a lot of chemicals sprayed on them"

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