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 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 £24, with enough fruit for up to 20 employees for a week; a cost effective way to keep office workers healthy throughout the year".
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Survey conducted by Vision Critical