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If you Drupelet, Pick it up!

Quite like the Strawberry, the Blackberry is not considered a “real berry,” it’s actually an aggregate fruit! That means the Blackberry is composed of a bunch of different tiny fruits, which combine to make one delicious flavor!

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What's in a Name?

The true meaning of the name “Strawberry,” is somewhat contested by historians. Popular folklore relates that children used sell their berries at the market, and to make trading easier, they would string them together with threads of straw, hence Straw-Berry!

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Brilliant Berries

When you are walking through the fresh produce aisle at your local grocery store, it might be helpful to have a few tried-and-true tips up your sleeve to ensure that the delicious DOLE® Berries you bring home to your family (or keep all to yourself!) are as fresh and mouthwatering as possible!

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Founded in Hawaii in 1851, Dole Food Company, Inc., with 2010 revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen foods, and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research. The Company does business in more than 90 countries and employs, on average, 36,000 full-time, regular employees and 23,000 full-time seasonal or temporary employees, worldwide.
June 21, 2004 BY Dole Nutrition Institute

Lace Up To Lower Blood Pressure

Just 25 Minutes Three Times a Week Can Cut Risk
June 24, 2004

Have high blood pressure? Walk it off! Researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Health and Nutrition found that by walking just 1 hour and 15 minutes a week — equivalent to three 25 minute walks — subjects in their 205-person study group were able to lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure by 12 points and 8 points, respectively. For those whose blood pressure is high enough to place them at disease risk, this change could be enough to get them back in the safety zone and possibly off medication.