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Blueberry season offers bountiful harvest of recipes and tips


Blueberry picking season is open! Who’s feeling a little blue?

July is National Blueberry Month in the U.S. Fresh berries are everywhere!

Blueberries are healthy for humans!

These tasty little morsels are packed with vitamins and good stuff. Don’t believe me? Read what these fellow writers have to say about the merits of eating fresh blueberries.
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Get Fit with Blueberries – Wendy Dawn
Delicious blueberries help your body fight free radicals and make your heart healthier. Find out more. Blueberries offer a number of great health benefits. They are among the fruits highest in antioxidants and are believed to help rejuvenate cells. When you add fruit to your diet, pick up a fresh pack of blueberries. Blueberries are one fruit in which the health benefits outweigh the costs.

If you're carrying a little too much weight around the middle, you may want to give blueberries a second look. Studies show it could be a natural remedy for belly fat.

Blueberries can make a wonderful treat on a hot day. Aside from being delicious, blueberries also have a variety of different health benefits to offer anyone who eats them. There are a number of health benefits that blueberries can provide for your body. Learn why you may want to eat blueberries on a regular basis.

Blueberries curing Alzheimer's disease? This is one of the claims in the article on the internet. Blueberries do have many health benefits and are high in antioxidants, but can they cure Alzheimer's disease?
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How can you use fresh blueberries, once you’ve picked them?

These blueberry fans have plenty of creative ideas.

Blueberries 10 Easy Ways – Georgia Lund
Plain blueberries can become boring, so here are 10 easy ways to serve blueberries and keep boredom and memory loss at bay.

One of my family members has a blueberry farm, so we pick all we want when we want. I just noticed I had 7 gallon bags in my freezer, and thought why not share some of my recipes?

Try these unique and delicious new ways to use blueberries, and transform ordinary drinks, meals, appetizers, and snacks into something colorful and extraordinarily impressive.

Blueberry Buckle Cake – Jennifer Wagner
Try this delicious homemade Blueberry Buckle Cake and enjoy the delicious combination of fresh blueberries, tender cake, and a crunchy topping. Best when served in cream or ice cream.

There are many uses for fresh blackberries. These are berries, which are coming into season, that you can pick them right off the vine and enjoy while camping.

If you look on the shelves of your local grocery stores you may notice that many products have pictures of blueberries on them. Yet, do they all contain real blueberries?

How to Dehydrate Blueberries – Theresa Leschmann
Blueberries are one of summer's long awaited treasures. You can savor their flavor well into the winter by dehydrating some while they are in season.

Freezing Blueberries – Linda Ann Nickerson
Blueberry-picking is a fun family activity. Who doesn't love extra-fresh fruit? However, once you have gathered several pails of blueberries, how can you make these last until next year's picking season?

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Have you ever grown your own fresh blueberries?

Try these tips for home planting!

If you love blueberries you may not know that you can grow you very own blueberries. Growing blueberries is easy, if you live in a place with acidic soil and plenty of sun and rain. It was a challenge for me, since we do not have acidic soil where I live. I had to do some investigating to see how to grow blueberries.

Interested in growing organic blueberries? With a little help from my neighbor (an experienced gardener) and the label attached to the variety, I successfully planted a dozen organic blueberry bushes in my yard. Use these tips to plant your blueberry bushes.
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Blueberries by Jim Clark
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