I didn’t either, but once I started doing a little extra research on this tasty fruit, I discovered that not only is that the case, but that July is also peak harvest for most blueberries grown in the US. AND, the blueberry is one of just a few fruits native to North America. In fact, we still are responsible for 90% of the world’s supply of blueberries.
I just know they are one of my favorite fruits!
Blueberries are very good for you. Many studies have shown that thanks to the antioxidants, fiber and vitamins, they may help prevent heart disease and even cancer (thanks to the resveratrol) as well as promote healthy aging by reversing age-related short-term memory loss.
In fact, according to the USDA, blueberries have the highest antioxidant activity of over 40 vegetables and fruits.
Plus they are yummy!
In just 1/2 a cup of blueberries, you’ll get 15% of your daily vitamin C requirements, 2g. fiber, as much antioxidants as FIVE servings of some other fruits and veggies and it’s just 40 calories.
In my household, we enjoy blueberries fresh when they are in season, and frozen the rest of the year. They are tasty right out of the freezer – a perfect healthy snack. This post shares how I go about freezing blueberries.
I’ll share a few new blueberry recipes this month, but for now I’m going to leave you with a tasty favorite: The Blueberry Margarita!
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