Enjoy Louisiana Blueberries


Fresh, locally grown rabbiteye blueberries are available from early May through mid-June in South Louisiana and from early June through mid-July in North Louisiana.

Blueberries are nature’s No. 1 source of antioxidants among more than 50 fresh fruits and vegetables tested by the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston.

The deep blue color of blueberries is from pigments, called anthocyanins that act as antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that protect cells against damage by free radicals that form in the body. Uncontrolled free radical formation can cause cell damage that may lead to cancer, heart disease, inflammation and other health problems.

Blueberries are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. One-half cup of blueberries has only 42 calories.

Fresh, locally grown rabbiteye blueberries are available from early May through mid-June in South Louisiana and from early June through mid-July in North Louisiana. Blueberries from other sections of the country are plentiful in supermarkets in July and August.

Read more of Enjoy Louisiana Blueberries from the LSU AgCenter: http://bit.ly/JiIjAo Click on pdf at bottom for recipes!

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One Response to “Enjoy Louisiana Blueberries”

  1. allaboutblueberries Says:

    Reblogged this on AllAboutBlueberries and commented:

    Revisiting past posts for the newcomers.

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