Why eat and how to choose the right blueberry

Blueberries are one of our favorite fruits not only due to their taste but they are also very healthy for you. Why eat blueberries: Very rich in anti oxidants like Anthocyanin, vitamin C, B complex, vitamin E, vitamin A, copper (a very effective immune builder and anti-bacterial), selenium, zinc, iron (promotes immunity by raising haemoglobin and oxygen concentration in blood) etc. boost up your immune system and prevent infections.  If interested in learning more about why blueberries are an important part of a healthy lifestyle visit US Highbush Blueberry Council website. Also here's some quick suggestions on choosing the best blueberries: 
  • Search for dark blue blueberries that are firm, plump and have a slight white-silvery film on the outside. 
  • Berries should also be a little heavy.
  • Berries should be deep purple-blue to blue-black.  Don't pick greenish berries. 
If you have a berry with all of the qualities above you should have a great bunch of blueberries! *If interested in more details about how to Choose, Store and Cook with Blueberries visit About.com:Local Foods Goodluck and enjoy!    

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