BLUEBERRIES

Susan Feliciano

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Berries may be eaten fresh, frozen, dried, or canned. Optimal nutritional value is found in fresh berries.


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Ingredients

INCLUDE MANY OF THESE BERRIES IN YOUR DIET

blueberries
blackberries
raspberries
strawberries
boysenberries
cranberries
dewberries
currants
elderberries
gooseberries
grapes
huckleberries
logan berries

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Most berries are naturally sweet and require little effort to prepare. Just rinse them under water and serve for a nutritious snack or dessert.
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The pigments that give berries their beautiful blue and red hues are also good for your health. Berries contain phytochemicals and flavonoids that may help to prevent some forms of cancer. Cranberries and blueberries contain a substance that may prevent bladder infections. Eating a diet rich in blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries and strawberries may help to reduce your risk of several types of cancers. Blueberries and raspberries also contain lutein, which is important for healthy vision.
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Every grocery store carries a wide variety of fresh, canned and frozen berries. Look for ripe, colorful and firm berries with no sign of mold or mushy spots. Berries can also be found in the frozen section of the grocery store. Once they thaw, they will not be as firm as freshly picked berries, but they are still delicious and good for you.
For the freshest berries, try farmers' markets that offer berries harvested that same day. Some berry farms allow you to pick your own berries.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Vegan, Low Fat, Low Carb
Other Tag: Healthy