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June Superfood: Berries

Welcome to June! Be sure to get your fill of berries for the month – they are in season, sweet, juicy, and delicious! Here are a few fun facts about our superfood of the month…berries:

  • Blueberries get their bright blue hue from the pigment anthocyanin. This super fruit is high in antioxidants, which helps reduce inflammation.
  • Blackberries have the highest folate content of most berries (with strawberries being a close second). Folate, or vitamin B9, helps with brain development and is especially important for a healthy pregnancy. The difference between blackberries and raspberries is that blackberries have a solid center and raspberries are hollow.
  • Strawberries are a great source of vitamins C and K and are very high in fiber. Did you know strawberries are technically not considered a fruit because their seeds are on the outside?
  • Raspberries have the highest fiber content of all berries. A high fiber diet can help aid digestion and helps you feel more satisfied. Meeting your daily fiber needs helps to reduce your risk for heart disease and high cholesterol.


Quick Tips

  • Strawberries do not ripen after they are picked. Be sure to choose nicely ripened, red berries.
  • Similar to apples, one bad berry can spoil the rest! Choose a carton of bright and fresh berries and pick out any damaged ones as soon as possible.
  • To keep berries at their peak freshness, dry them completely before storage, then place in a container lined with dry paper towel, and leave the lid slightly open to prevent trapping moisture.
  • Fresh and frozen berries both have excellent nutritional benefits. Sprinkle fresh berries on top of cereals, yogurt, or salads. You can also bake them into muffins, make them into jam, or enjoy them as they are. Add frozen berries to smoothies, oatmeal, or use them to cool down and flavor your water.

What is your favorite way to enjoy berries?

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What our clients are saying

“We want to take a moment to celebrate all the employees who worked on the front lines during unprecedented times. Your efforts and dedication to going above and beyond are noticed and appreciated. Thank you for being the heart and soul of CulinArt Group. We couldn’t do this without you. Chef Jay and Chef Paul have been so awesome in the Hubbell Café.  There has been significant change, but they take it in stride and keep the delicious food coming.  We truly appreciate them!”

“This has been a year of unprecedented uncertainty, but through it all, Denee, chef Darby, Samantha, and the whole CulinArt team, provided the best dining experience the school has had in my thirteen year tenure.  It was an absolute pleasure to work with them, and I can't wait for next year when the craziness of COVID brings everyone back into the dining hall for meals. We look forward to working with Denee, Chef Darby, Samantha, and the rest of the CulinArt team again next year.”

“Thank you and your staff for all the care and thought you give CSW adults and students. You approach events with such care and elegance- I don’t know how you do it! Especially day after day. Please thank all your staff for their wonderful work and kind manner with all of us. Here is to a great year!”

“We can’t thank you enough for all the time and effort you put into getting this emergency shipment of water to our Waco, Tx office. As always, you guys pulled out all the stops and did everything possible to help! I know it doesn’t seem like much to you, but our employees in TX that need drinking water are truly grateful. I feel so fortunate to work with such true professionals. I think you set the bar that your competition wishes they could match!”

“Thank You! Chef Budd [and team], you overcame a new online ordering system (and hundreds of labels daily!), provided creative and healthy menus, continued to connect with local farmers to incorporate locally sourced ingredients, and worked tirelessly to serve the school community on three campuses.  While it feels like you are all a little like the Wizard of Oz right now, working behind a curtain in a kitchen far away, we sense your smiles and your passion to deliver the best possible service during these trying times. We are all so grateful!”

“I just wanted to touch base as another school year draws to end. I cannot thank you enough for how smoothly this year went. Chef Felix [Herrera] and his staff made it seamless in a year with lots of wrinkles.    ”

“Dear Chef Anthony: Hi! It’s the kids from Room 223 [and their teacher, Mrs. Smith]. We thank you for providing us with such great snacks and lunches! We know how hard you and your staff work. We have been talking as a class and we came up with some of our favorite snacks. We really love the brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and Scooby snacks. The soft pretzel bits are really good, too. Thank you again! ”

“Many, and I do mean many, thanks for a great Parents Weekend.  I heard from so many happy parents and you all work very hard to make it happen.  In gratitude and kindness…”

“I just wanted to express my thanks and give two thumbs up for the updates to our lunch menu. My selections have been quite tasty—corned beef Reuben, jambalaya—and I appreciate that, too! I am looking forward to trying some new items in the coming weeks. Keep up the good work!”

“I wanted to let you know that for this entire school year I have been so well fed! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE all the diversity of salad choices we have each day and the amazing entrees.  My favorites are the carnitas, chili, curry, and cajun chicken days.  I am so grateful for all the care that goes into the food because I know I do not eat enough vegetables or balanced meals without you and your crew's work.  Thank you so much!  You take such great care of us!!”

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