Backyard Berries: 10 Things You Probably Didn't Know

Interesting Facts About Backyard Berries

Think you know everything there is to know about backyard berries? You may want to think twice! Here are 10 interest berry facts that just might surprise you!

Backyard Berries Fact #1

Did you know that strawberries are a member of the rose family?

Backyard Berries Fact #2

Cranberries can be more effective in treating a urinary tract infection than antibiotics are.

Backyard Berries Fact #3

A blueberry will not continue to ripen once you pick it.

Backyard Berries Fact #4

Records pertaining to strawberries dateback as far as 200 BC.

Backyard Berries Fact #5

Blueberries have been used to treat diarrhea, coughs, gout, arthritis and other physical ailments.

Backyard Berries Fact #6

The pectin found in blueberries has been proven to lower cholesterol.

Backyard Berries Fact #7

Every strawberry contains more than 200 seeds.

Backyard Berries Fact #8

Blackberries and strawberries both have properties that can fight cancer-causing carcinogens.

Backyard Berries Fact #9

Various berries can fight cancer, reduce signs of aging, strengthen blood vessles, improve eyesight and reduce your risk of heart disease.

Backyard Berries Fact #10

Berries have been a favored snack among royalty since the times of ancient rome to the present day.

As you can see, there are quite a few interesting facts about backyard berries. In fact, when you consider all of the benefits that backyard berries offer, it gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "backyard treasure" doesn't it?

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