Health Benefits

The blueberries star quality relies on its health benefits. The tiny blueberry packs a nutritional wallop. Acccording to a USDA study conducted by the Human Nutrition Center on Aging at Tuft's University in 1998, the blueberry is #1 in antioxidant activity. It surpassed 40 other fruits and vegetables in its ablilty to neutralize free radicals--particles that damage your cells in ways that lead to cancer, heart disease and the effects of aging.

Blueberries contain Vitamins A and C, zinc, potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium, and are high in fiber and low in calories, only 41 calories per cup. Blueberries are also recomended for diabetics and they are high in food energy.

To freeze blueberries, simply wash and drain them and place in freezer container or plastic bags almost full and seal. No sugar is needed as berries are too firm to absorb. If the berries stick together, hit gently against counter. If you are able to acquire wild or organic berries there is no need to wash them, simply freeze.

A. Sekor

Recipes


 Blueberry-Almond Tart

Blueberry-Almond Tart
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/106987


Blueberry Chutney
http://www.bhg.com/recipe/canning/blueberry-chutney/


Cinnamon Blueberry Muffins
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Cinnamon-Blueberry-Muffins-1222209


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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