Saturday, January 10, 2009

You mean, as in Finn?

I might be wrong but I don't think I've ever had a huckleberry. I've had strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, cranberry... oh, I had one of those types of berries up in San Mateo, the olallieberry, but I don't think I've ever had huckleberry before.

So this giveaway caught my attention. Lissaloo of One Step at a Time is hosting a Huckleyberry Giveaway. You have the chance to win taffy, jam and gummy bears, all made of huckleberry.

Being conscious of nutrition, I decided to check out the huckleberry and compare it to strawberry (because it's my favorite berry) and raspberry (because... uh, I just randomly picked another berry). It's strange because the nutritional information on is limited when it comes to huckleberries. Five ounces, which is roughly a cup, of huckleberries has 53 calories and, um, probably some fiber... while the equivalent amount of strawberries has 45 calories and 2.8 grams of fiber. Five ounces of raspberries has 74 calories and - get this - a whopping 9.2 grams of fiber!

Okay, curiosity got the best of me and I did a bit more research on berries. Apparently strawberries, blueberries and raspberries aren't technically berries by the scientific defintion (but huckleberries are). But whatever, they're all berries to me.

Anyway, I'm tossing my hat into the ring. Here's hoping for the Sweet Montana Giveaway to come Sweet Californee-way.


Sarah said...

Wow! We need to eat more raspberries...that is a TON of fiber! Glad we got linked to your blog...your race times are great--keep it up!

Lissaloo said...

Thanks for posting about my little give away, I really enjoyed your post & love the nutritional info you always give it's great!