The Beautiful Blueberry

The health benefits of blueberries are even bigger that you might know.  They’re low in fat, have just 80 calories per cup, and scientific studies show they contain substances with antioxidant properties.  Blueberries are high in Vit. C, which promotes a healthy immune system, and manganese which plays an important role in bone development.  They’re also a good source of dietary fiber, which contributes to heart health, helping to keep cholesterol in check.

 Plus, one easy way to make sure you’re eating a balanced diet is to fill your plate with a rainbow of fruits and vegetables…and blueberries provide that perfect shade of blue.  From the BlueberryCouncil.org

For a nutritious, delicious salad try the Blueberry Wheat Berry Salad posted in our recipe section.

May is about the end growth of blueberries in the Southern states.  For a listing of You Pick Farms in the Piedmont area go to http://www.pickyourown.org/NCpiedmont.htm  You will also find listings for You Pick farms for other counties/states if you are willing to travel and make it a fun day for you and the kids.

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