Eating Right for Better Sight: Mixed Berry Compote

Mixed Berry Compote Recipe

What You Need:
(Serves 8)

  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 2 (2 1/2-inch) orange rind strips
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries

What to Do:

1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small non-aluminum saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, or until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup.

2. Drain wine mixture in a colander over a large bowl; discard solids. Add berries and toss to coat. Serve warm or chill up to 2 hours.

Serve compote over vanilla ice cream or with pound cake for a rich dessert.

Nutrition Info:

Calories: 61 | Protein: 0.7g | Carbs: 15g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.0g | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.5mg |

mixed berry compote recipe

The best thing you can do for your eyes is to make sure your overall health stays strong by eating right. Certain antioxidants are known to have a positive impact on eye health. Vitamin C, in particular, has been shown to lower the risk of cataracts according to the American Optometric Association. Scientific research has also shown that vitamin C, when combined with other essential nutrients, may slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration and vision loss.

Berry compote is the perfect spring/summer dessert topping. This compote recipe, courtesy of MyRecipes, features strawberries and blueberries which are both loaded with vitamin C.

If you liked this mixed berry compote recipe, be sure to check out our other great eye health dishes: Green smoothie, Spinach and Shrimp Salad, and our Stuffed Orange Peppers!