In this guest column, UTMB’s Dr. Victor S. Sierpina writes that the nutritional value of berries is extensive because their rich supply of antioxidant pigments, carotenoids, fiber, folic acid and vitamin C each make a contribution to long term health. “Berries have been found in many studies to improve eye and brain health; blueberries have been found in research studies to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. They have been called ‘brainberries’ for this reason.”