We were sent some Nergi Berry Fruit for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
We are on Slimming World so as you can imagine, we eat a lot of fruit and vegetables and like to mix it up as much as we possibly can – you don’t want to be eating the same fruit and veg day in, day out. When we were contacted and asked if we would like to try some Nergi Berry Fruit, we were very intrigued and couldn’t wait to see what they were like. These are really great for if you are on the Slimming World plan – I am unsure if they are free or speed food but either way you can indulge in them as much as you like and still remain on plan – something I can totally get on board with.
The Nergi berry fruit is also known as the kiwi berry and has an edible outer skin and is vivid and fresh green in colour. The skin can probably be described a grape like and the fruit is full of antioxidants Vitamins C and E and fibre so is super nutritious. A handful contains 52kcal per 100g (e.g. 21kcal for approximately 5 berries). Would you believe this berry has existed in the wild for centuries and finally is now being grown in the orchards of small farms in France and southern Europe with the help of careful cultivation and natural pollination.
Our Nergi berry fruit came packed in a lovely gift box with information about the fruit – originally from Asia, no need to peel and deliciously sweet and sour. The season is short for the Nergi berry fruit – between the 20th of August and 15th of November 2017 – so if you want to grab some, get in there quick.
What did we think of it? Well I am a big fan of berries, kiwis and grapes so with these described as they are, I always knew that I would be a fan. Jack liked them but perhaps their biggest fan had to be Steve. Every other minute I caught him eating another one, he loved them that much.
These are super tasty, very fresh and so handy for a handbag ready snack. These are perfect for after exercise or when you need that mid morning snack. A punnet didn’t last long in our house and we are already heading out to buy some more whilst they are still in season.
The recommended retail price for a 125g punnet is £2.50 – this is roughly 15 of the berries. They are available at most supermarkets whilst in season – check M&S, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons for sure as they carried them in 2016.
Nergi is the brand name fro the fruit – it originates from the Siberian kiwi and is not genetically modified – you can find out more about the Nergi berry fruit on their website. Have you ever tried the Nergi berry fruit?