What you might not know about Florida blueberries

blueberries from FloridaTen years ago, Florida didn’t produce enough blueberries to gain the attention of buyers.  Since then, hundreds of small blueberry farms have opened across the state, and Florida’s blueberry industry has grown to a $48 billion industry.  Today, the three to four week harvesting period, between late March and April, can supply the entire United States. 

The mild Florida spring climate allows Florida growers to supply blueberries when their U.S. competitors can’t. Florida blueberries also offer freshness that international competitors can’t.  They are delivered to stores within 72 hours of harvesting. Blueberries from international competitors like Chile first travel a three to four week boat ride before landing on the shelves of grocers.

It’s no longer a secret that blueberries offer tremendous health benefits. Many people don’t realize that using blueberries with skin care gives terrific antioxidant benefits. Take a look at the blueberry facial. You can do-it-yourself using fresh Florida blueberries.

The recipe below was shared by 947TheWave .

Blueberry Mask:

10 blueberries

1 tbsp. Greek yogurt

Use this treatment to exfoliate and repair the skin. Blend the blueberries and yogurt together into a mixture and apply to your face for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water to feel your refreshed, smooth skin!

Blueberries & Honey Mask:

.25 cup blueberries

1 tbsp. raw organic honey

1 tbsp. organic olive oil

1 tsp. sugar

Use this treatment to exfoliate and give your skin a youthful look. Blend all ingredients together in a blend and apply to the face for 5 minutes. Remove with warm water and a towel. The olive oil has anti-aging and moisturizing components, which can deeply penetrate the skin. Honey also provides moisture and elasticity by attracting water to the skin while the sugar helps to exfoliate dead layers.