EAT YOUR GREENS!!!!!
Probably a phrase that still chills you from your own childhood and possibly one that you even find yourself saying these days as a parent.
What do you think about when you hear that phrase? Do you think peas? Do you think broccoli? Do you think spinach or kale? Do you think cabbage or sprouts?
Personally, as I have got older I’ve come to love green vegetables, especially spinach and kale. I still can’t bring myself to eat sprouts though and I don’t think I will ever allow one to pass my lips.
It can be hard to get greens into the rest of the family though sometimes – until now that is. Have you ever heard of the Nergi Berry? I hadn’t until recently but I could quite honestly snack on these all day.
What are Nergi Berries?
Basically, if you imagine a tiny kiwi fruit without the skin, that’s pretty much what a Nergi is in my view. The taste and colour are very similar.
NERGI® is a berry. Its edible skin stays green even when ripe. You will be able to recognise it next to other berries such as raspberries, blueberries, and blackcurrants in the supermarkets. They come in small plastic punnets like other berry fruits.
What’s so great about them?
There are all sorts of great reasons to eat Nergi. They are very handy to snack on, they are practical and can be enjoyed any time of day. They are ready to eat and need zero preparation. Great for snacking at work, after exercise, in a lunchbox etc and so sweet and delicious the whole family love them.
Unlike dark berries they don’t stain clothing, so they are ideal for breakfast and avoid extra changes of school uniform before you leave the house.
Most importantly though, they pack a big punch for a small berry when it comes to nutrition. The berries are high in antioxidant vitamins C and E and also very high in fibre. Who doesn’t want that?
When ‘good’ foods taste good, it’s easy to keep the family on point with their nutrition. I have always loved kiwi fruit but find the skin a hassle, so Nergi are a great alternative.
What’s not so good about Nergi?
The Nergi Berry season is VERY short. These are only available in shops in the UK from late August to mid November, so if you want to try them out keep your eyes peeled.
The only other downside is that my youngest little man is convinced they are tiny dinosaur eggs, so I have to eat them in secret!