By David W. Grotto ; foreword by Marianne Smith Edge.

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The Himalaya blackberry came from Germany to the United States, but its true origins can be found in Asia. This type of blackberry is quite common in the Pacific Northwest. Blackberries can be found growing in abundance on the Cascade and Sierra Mountain ranges. Where Are Blackberries Grown? Chile, the United States, Guatemala, Mexico, Ecuador, and Romania are the world’s top growers. S. Why Should I Eat Blackberries? Blackberries are high in antioxidants: An in vitro study found that blackberries had the highest antioxidant capacity when compared with blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, and raspberries.

One group was treated with a diet that included bananas; a second group received pectin; and in the third group the children were given plain rice. The “banana group” fared best—eighty-two percent of them recovered within four days. REDUCED KIDNEY CANCER RISK: A large population study found that women who ate bananas four to six times a week reduced their risk of developing kidney cancer by fifty percent compared to women who did not eat bananas. Tips on Using Bananas SELECTION AND STORAGE: • Select full-yellow bananas if you are going to eat them within a few days.

Sauerkraut’s high vitamin C content helped prevent scurvy. Cabbage and the traditional sauerkraut recipe were introduced into the United States by early German settlers. Where Is Cabbage Grown? China, India, Russia, South Korea, Japan, and the United States are the leaders in cabbage production, in that order. New York is the top producer within the United States. Why Should I Eat Cabbage? Cabbage is a good source of vitamin C and fiber. Red cabbage also contains anthocyanins, a phytochemical also found in blueberries, beets, and Bermuda onions.

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