Berries have been gathered and eaten since prehistoric times. They are still very important food with their high concentration of vitamins, antioxidants and anthocyanins (the darker the berry the healthier it is supposed to be). There is no doubt that berries are good for you and eating them is a very pleasant way to achieve the famous five a day. But will they cure diseases? Will they help us to lose weight? Reduce cholesterol? Probably not. Are they an important part of healthy eating? Yes. This is a book about berries- their history, hot to pick them, how to store them, how to eat them, their health attributes, along with recipes that utilise these juicy fruits that grow wild or are cultivated.