September 10th, 2011 → 1:25 am @

“Vitamins and minerals in fresh food”


Aren’t they just beautiful? They not only look good, but taste so delicious, especially fresh from the bush. They must be picked ripe as you see them here. Blueberries are amongst the best anti-oxidant providers amongst all fruits.

Vitamins: B3, B6, B5, B6, B2 B9 are quite high.

Minerals: Potassium, Manganese,Copper, Iron and zinc are high as well. This makes the Blueberry a valuable food for all, especially the elderly.

The Blueberry is cultivated in various areas on different cultivars, but they are all very much the same in value. I have grown them in the subtropics on small bushes, but they also grow in colder areas on larger shrubs or small trees. Wherever they grow, eat plenty of them, as they are very good for your health. Read in my book about the little boy we looked after and always had lollies in his lunch box. As soon as we introduced him to berries, he did not want lollies any more.

Blueberries are used in cooking also, especially in blueberry pie and make a very nice juice.

I like them fresh of course, as they are so rich in all sorts of goodies. The longer fruits are stored, the more food value they loose, so grow some yourself.

They are reasonably high in carbohydrates, so that makes them a meal in itself.


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