Add Blueberries to Your July 4 Festivities

In just a few weeks we'll be celebrating our nation's birthday. On July 4th, the fun begins with fireworks, parades, and barbeques. Everyone in the United States feels quite patriotic. We all give thanks for our freedom and everything is proudly dressed in Red, White and Blue. Speaking of Red, White and Blue, as you plan your

Did you know blueberries and strawberries help your heart?

Did you know that eating blueberries and strawberries three times per week is great medicine for your heart? The fruity combination was uncovered by Dr. Eric Rimm who is an associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School.  In a 2013 study, Rimm and his team gathered data from 93,600

Blueberries linked to reducing troublesome belly fat

Of all the health benefits of blueberries, could busting belly fat be yet another one? A study showed that rats, which were the subjects of the study, that ate a diet rich in blueberries lost abdominal fat. It’s the dangerous kind of fat linked to heart disease and diabetes.  They also experienced many other health

May 26th is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

Each year on May 26, people across the United States, celebrate and enjoy National Blueberry Cheesecake Day. As legend has it, blueberry cheesecake originated in history because it was used to feed the athletes of the Olympic Games in Greece. This would make it an historic dessert for centuries.  The 2014 date also falls on Memorial Day.

Blueberries linked to better senior health

The secret about the many blueberry health benefits is definitely out. This super fruit has been linked to heart, brain and digestive health, and many other benefits.  In the last decade, blueberries have received the recognition they deserve and scientists and medical professionals alike are taking a closer look at them.  One of the best

Native bees contribute significant value to blueberry crops

In Florida, honey producers can create delicious citrus flavored honey from all of the citrus groves throughout the state.  Citrus grove farmers lease land space to honey bee farmers who then place a bee hive deep within the groves.  It’s an interesting cycle to say the least.  What you might not know is that native

The benefits of blueberries boosts demand

Five years ago, blueberries would have been considered the equivalent of a b-list actor, but now they are front and center on the A-list. You can find them in the leading role in many meals across the country, primarly because their many health benefits have been so widely publicized. Everyone from restaurant chefs to nutritionists

Florida blueberries take starring role in “Living Healthy” initiative

In April, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and other state leaders launched a “Living Healthy in Florida” campaign. In a press release, Putnam said, “This initiative is the first of its kind to combine the resources of elected officials, state agencies, nonprofits and others in order to communicate consistent information to Florida’s children, families

A Recipe for Blueberry Dyed Easter Eggs

Want to step away from chemicals and coloring this Easter? The super fruit can help with blueberry dyed Easter eggs. Blueberries make a fantastic natural ingredient for dying eggs.  It's easy and fun for your entire family.  Just follow these recipes from the experts at Herb Companion for beautiful, nontoxic, festive Easter eggs. RECIPE: Hard boil eggs. Bring each

Florida Blueberry Festival is a hit in 2014

The Florida Blueberry Festival in Brooksville, Florida is a great place to taste blueberries in their many glorious forms. Vendors from around the state compete to show guests all the wonderful ways you can enjoy the Florida blueberry. From blueberry honey to blueberry shortcake, there is no shortage of food and fun.  One fan shared how