From the Registered Dietician from Operation Boot Camp - San Jose:
Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month?
FACTS: Only one main variety of blueberry. They are grown in four US areas (Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon)
SELECTION: Choose plump, juicy deep peruple to blue-black fruits
STORAGE: Keep refrigerated, does not ripen after harvest
HEALTH BENEFITS: Cholesterol and sodium free. High in fiber (6 grams/cup, 12 grams carbohydrate, 60 calories). High in vitamin C. Excellent source of disease-fighting phytochemicals anthocyanins and ellagic acid which have been shown to protect against the signs of aging and my reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.
FUN FACTS: North America is the world's leading blueberry producer, accounting for nearly 90% of world production. The blueberry of the genus vaccinium, is a native American species. Early settlers cherished the fruit as a staple ingredient in foods and medicines.
Enjoy Your Day in a Healthy Way,
(and FFF Diva & OBC Camper Mo)