Fresh Cherry Recipes

by admin on July 21, 2016

Fresh Cherry Recipes

Tart CherryWith over 1,000 varieties of cherries, it’s easy to see why the demand for fresh cherry recipes, including cherry pie recipes, cherry cobbler recipes, and cherries jubilee recipes, is so high and why so many enjoy sharing their recipes.

Fresh cherry recipes, as well as recipes for cooking with cherries in any form, are in abundant supply both in printed form and online.

Cherry pie recipes are in highest demand during the cherry growing season; from June to the end of August in the United States.

With a seemingly endless supply of fresh cherry recipes, including, fresh cherry pie recipes, cherry cobbler recipes, and cherries jubilee recipes, there is no reason not to enjoy the great taste and multiple health benefits of cherries.

Here are some great cherry recipes to get you started, but be sure to check out these fresh cherry recipes as well:

Fresh Cherry Pie

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (9-inch) prepared vanilla wafer crust
  • 1 (.25-ounce) package unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 4 cups fresh pitted cherries
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 drops red food coloring

DIRECTIONS
1. In a small bowl, soften gelatin in cold water. Set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan, mash half the cherries with the sugar. Stir in cornstarch, lemon juice, and food coloring. Cook over medium heat, stirring until thick and transparent. Remove from heat. Add gelatin and stir briskly.
3. Slice remaining cherries into the crust, and pour gelatin mixture over cherries. Chill at least 4 hours before serving.

Cherries Jubilee

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups (1 pound) fresh sweet red cherries
  • 1/3 cup kirsch Brandy
  • 2 tablespoons cherry cordial
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons strained fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup brandy
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter

DIRECTIONS
1. Place cherries in a medium bowl.
2. Sprinkle with kirsch.
3. Cover and let stand for at least 30 minutes, preferably 3 hours or more, stirring occasionally.
4. In a chafing dish or heavy skillet, set over medium-high heat, combine the cherries, sugar, and lemon juice.
5. Boil until the juices are red and syrupy, about 5 minutes.
6. Add ½ cup of brandy.
7. Standing back, ignite with a long match. Let the flames die off, then continue to boil until a thick, syrupy sauce results.
8. If using the sauce with a warm or room-temperature dessert, stir the butter in until incorporated.
9. Boil until re-thickened. Turn off the heat.
10. Stir in the cherry cordial.
11. Serve at once, or let cool then cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. If making the sauce ahead, reheat and add the cherry cordial just before serving.

Fresh Cherry Cobbler

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 and ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 cups pitted fresh tart cherries
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • ½ cup milk

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Blend 1 and ¼ cup sugar, cornstarch, cherries, and almond extract in a medium saucepan.
3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
4. Continue to boil and stir for 1 minute.
5. Pour fruit mixture into an ungreased 2-quart casserole. Place in oven while preparing dough.
6. Measure flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, baking powder, and salt into a mixing bowl.
7. Add shortening and milk.
8. Cut shortening in several times then stir until dough forms a ball.
9. Drop dough in about 6 spoonfuls onto hot fruit.
10. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
11. Serve warm with cream, if desired, or cool slightly and serve with vanilla ice cream.

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Antioxidants in Tart Cherries

by admin on July 20, 2016

Tart CherriesAntioxidants in Tart Cherries

Various fruits are considered to be an important source of antioxidants. Acai berries are exotics fruits that are known to contain powerful antioxidants. However, they are rare to find so they aren’t always the most ideal option as an antioxidant source. By the time you obtain the fruit, many of the nutrients that were present in the Acai berry when it was fresh will have broken down. This is one reason that the tart cherry may be a better choice as a source of powerful antioxidants. Aside from the convenience factor, it may surprise you to find out that in some categories, the tart cherry actually outranks the Acai berry.

Antioxidants in Tart cherries are much easier to come across than the Acai berry. For example, while Acai berries are mostly found in the Amazon forests of Brazil, tart cherries can be produced domestically. As a matter of fact, Traverse City, Michigan (U.S.) is known for their abundant supply of cherries, and they can grow tons of them year after year. The ability to grow them domestically and in huge quantities makes them highly accessible, and for that reason alone they provide incentive to use them as a source of nutrients.

Tart CherryAt the same time, tart cherries contain a combination of 32 different bio-active compounds (anthocyanins, flavANols, flavONols, hormones, phenolic acids, vitamins/minerals, and terpenes) that all benefit your health in one way or another. In these same 7 categories, the Acai berry only contains 11 bio-active compounds. So, not only are tart cherries easy to locate and faster to deliver to your doorstep, but studies suggest that they quite possibly might be a source of even more nutrients than the Acai berry in many categories.

With the purpose of this website in mind, a comparison of the antioxidant properties of the antioxidants in Acai berries and the antioxidants in tart cherries is beneficial. Phenolic acids are powerful antioxidants. Tart cherries contain 6 different types of them. They are Ellagic Acid, Caffeic Acid, Chlorogenic Acid, Coumaroylquinic Acid, Neochlorogenic Acid and p-Coumaric Acid. Acai berries only contain 2 of those same 6 powerful antioxidants. In summary, not only do Acai berries only contain around 33% of the overall types of bio-active compounds that the tart cherry contains, but they only contain 33% of the same antioxidants in tart cherries have; a nutrient that Acai are best known for.

The antioxidants in tart cherries contain 7 variations of anthocyanins. Acai contain 4 of those same 7 variations. They both contain the same variations of flavANols, but tart cherries contain 10 variations of flavONols that Acai berries contain none of. Although tart cherries and Acai both contain Iron and Calcium, tart cherries also contain Vitamin A and Potassium.

As mentioned above, benefiting from these nutrients is most efficiently done by eating the fruits in their whole fresh form. As a result, tart cherries gain an edge on Acai because tart cherries can be grown in a greater number of areas. This proves very beneficial when time constraints determine nutritional value. Since tart cherries are grown in more locations, they can be distributed to a greater number of local areas without having to be packed with preservatives.

If you don’t prefer the taste of fresh tart cherries, there are nutritional tart cherry juice drink options that you might like better. The healthiest tart cherry juice drinks use a juice extraction technique that will retain the greatest number of nutrients from whole form to liquid form. They will also be made from all natural tart cherry juice, that isn’t from concentrate and is not reduced to powdered form. A couple of tart cherry juice drinks have been known to have an antioxidant ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) that is nearly twice as high as most other fruit juice drinks, including the Acai berry. This is because of the number of tart cherries that are used in each bottle as well as the nutritional properties of natural tart cherries. Since tart cherry juice is available in bottled form, good nutritional value can be conveniently taken on the go with you. This is a huge bonus since consuming fruits as a prepared meal or in desserts is not as convenient and may not be as healthy for you either.

Ultimately, tart cherries provide a large amount of powerful antioxidants and a plethora of other bio-active compounds. The health benefits they provide are better than many of the assumed leaders in the fruit and vegetable food group. Locating them is getting to be much more convenient. Access to them in the form of cherry juice is making it easier to add them to your daily diet. Look for fresh, whole tart cherries at your local farmers market, or for tart cherry juice that is made from all natural whole tart cherries, (not from concentrate). You want one that hasn’t been packed with preservatives and one that hasn’t been sitting on a shelf somewhere in storage while the bio-active compounds continue to break down. Regardless of what fruit juice you opt for, shopping online for an all natural juice drink with factory direct shipping may prove to be the healthiest since these types of juice drinks generally retain the most amount of nutritional value. Cheers.

Written by Matt Kerwin

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Vitamix 5200 Blende

Vitamix 5200 Blender

Vitamix 5200 Blender Review

This review was originally published on Dec 10, 2011.

I am still crazy in love with my Vitamix and highly recommend it – so I wanted to run this review again.  I’ve had it since 2011 – and never had an issue with it.

When a Vegan friend of mine told me that she got a Vitamix for her birthday recently, my reply was something along the lines of “So What?!”

Little did I know, as she educated me, Vitamix is the best blender ever. She ranted and raved to me about it in text messages, sending me photos and what not.

Since I enjoy making smoothies, I thought I would request a product sample for review. After many requests, Vitamix was kind enough to oblige and send me a Vitamix 5200 Standard (use Vitamix Promotion Code “06-007152” to GET FREE STANDARD SHIPPING ($25US/$35CN)) to product review. I am so thankful they did.

I LOVE THIS THING.

…or should I say, I love Superman.  That’s what I call it.  It is Superman.

I first made my traditional chocolate protein smoothie in the mornings, and it performed beautifully. Then I made a delicious Pumpkin Smoothie…and the Vitamix, as usual delivered…delicious smooooooothness.

Vitamix Makes a Pumpkin Smoothie

Vitamix Makes a Pumpkin Smoothie

I wanted to try it to make a recipe I had seen over at the blog, Peas and Thank You.

You can see how it worked out in the video below:

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Here’s a link to Mama Pea’s Green Smoothie Recipe.

What’s more?!

Vitamix pulverizes. PUL-VER-RISES!!

Watch Superman in action as it PUL-VER-RISES:

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I love that it has a tamper, so that you can push the vegetables down into the blades without having to do it with a spatula and turn the machine on and off while doing it.  In fact, with other blenders, I have been lazy and not turned off the blender and then end up blending the spatula!  So it is awesome that the Vitamix comes with a tamper that fits just perfectly for that machine, so that you don’t blend another spoon or spatula!

The only downside of the Vitamix is that it is not recommended that you put it in the dishwasher (I did run it through the dishwasher one time (not the base, but the cannister, lid, etc. and it still works like a charm)). I am a big fan of dishwasher safe items, but as it turns out, the cleaning process of the Vitamix is pretty darn simple. I did a video to show you how easy it is:

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Check out the box it arrives in and the other goodies you get when it arrives:

Vitamix 5200 Standard Box

Vitamix 5200 Standard Box

Vitamix 5200 Standard

Vitamix 5200 Standard

Here’s a video I shot during the opening process.

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History of Acai Berry

by admin on July 14, 2016

History of Acai Berry

Huasai Palm Peru Acai Brazil Howard Charing

The history of acai is deep rooted in the traditions of the Amazon people and the modern countries that occupy that territory.

The acai (ah-sigh-ee) berry has been around for thousands of years.

It was not introduced to the western world until the 1990s.

The tribes of the Amazon Rain Forest first used the berry to help various aliments due to its tremendous health properties. In fact, it is estimated that the indigenous tribes regularly use two thousand of the three thousand known rainforest fruits for medicinal purposes.

The Amazonian tribes found out that it helped build the immune system, fight infection, protect the heart, and control prostate enlargement (nature’s viagra), and acai berry and better sex.

Huasai Palm Peru Acai Brazil Howard Charing

The acai berry was also discovered to fight schistosomosis, a disease transmitted by snails. Schistosomosis affected more than 10 million Brazilians–how about that for the earth giving us what we need. The acaí berry is also used to produce an antibiotic that helps to fight against ‘Staphylococcus aureus,’ a common infection contracted mainly in hospitals.

The acaí berry grows on a palm that has a long thin trunk up to 25m high with a group of branches at the top from which hangs ribbon-like leaves. Acaí berries hang from these branches in clusters. Traditionally the acai berries would be picked by hand and the tribe’s men would shimmy up the tree and cut the branches from the top of the palm tree rich in acai berries.

Huasai Palm Peru Acai Brazil Howard Charing

Now that the acai berry has been discovered as a highly sought after crop by the population of Brazil it is mass produced, as it only has a 24-hour life span in which the properties of the juice are still active. The acai berries must be loaded into baskets and onto boats soon after picking. Each acai palm tree produces round about 20 kg of fruit per year.

The most recent history of acai is that it has been endorsed by such talk show hosts as Oprah Winfrey and has been seen as a feature on her show, a berry with star success.

The video below looks at the Kayapo Indigenous group of Pará, Brazil who eat wild açaí that grows in their protected rain forest.


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Acai Recipes

by admin on July 13, 2016

Acai Recipes

Acai Berry

Acai Berry

When thinking about acai recipes or when preparing them it is important to remember that the anthocyanins of acai berry are fragile and can change in nutritional value easily. Acai juice must not be cooked, but instead, served as an extra like on top of ice cream, or the integral part of something traditionally cold like smoothies.

Since the nutritional degradation occurs because of heat, you might wish to consider using pulp and not the juice, for the acai pulp is frozen. If you choose this option, keep the pulp in the freezer at 18ºC. Around one hour prior to use, take the frozen pulp out and then leave the pulp at room temperature for mild thawing. When the pulp does melt that juice is now visible, place it into either a cloth or plastic bag. Next, using a hammer, hit it to smash the bar. When having reduced the bar to bran, consider putting the acai bran into a blender. If you have a fabulous acai recipe, please feel free to submit your recipe in the comments section below this post or contact us with your recipe.

AcaiBananaStrawberryLime Sorbet

acai recipe – gluten free, vegan and contains no refined sugar
Recipe from Radish Boy

  • 14 ounces Acai puree, thawed
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced
  • 10 medium strawberries, sliced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup (or to taste)

Add the Acai puree, sliced bananas, sliced strawberries, lime juice, and agave syrup to your blender. Blend until smooth. Taste, and add more agave or lime juice as necessary.

If you have a sorbet or ice cream maker, follow the instructions on your machine.

Otherwise, pour the puree fruit into a baking pan and place in the freezer. Stir every 20 minutes until set.

Serve immediately, or transfer to a lidded container and store in the freezer.

Traditional Smoothie – Acai Recipes

  • 7 Oz (200 grams) Acai juice
  • ½ Cup Soy Milk or Juice
  • Fruit (one banana, ½ half apple, or 1 cup of other fruit)

Directions: Blend all ingredients together. Top with granola, sliced fruit or whipped cream.

Variants: Add ½ cup yogurt or ½ cup ice. Also, frozen acai pulp may be used in place of the juice.

Energy Bowl – Acai Recipes

  • 8 oz. Açaí puree
  • 8 whole strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup granola
  • 1/2 cup fresh berries or seasonal fruit

Directions: In a blender, puree açaí, strawberries, yogurt, soy milk, and vanilla for 1 minute, until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with granola and fruit. Serve chilled.

Variants: Crumbled cookies may be exchanged for granola. Other fruit (such as bananas or mangoes) may be substituted in like amount for strawberries.

The Rio Bowl (Traditional Acai Recipe)

Directions: Slice two-thirds of a large banana into a blender, and then add 2 packs of Original Acai Blend and 3-4 oz of apple juice or plain soy milk. Blend thick and pour into a bowl. Top with organic granola and the remaining banana, sliced.

Açai Berry and Orange Smoothie

Add 100g Açai Berry Pulp, 150ml orange juice, 2 teaspoons of honey, and a half a banana.

Açai Berry and Tigela

Add 100g Açai Berry Pulp, 100ml orange juice, 2 teaspoons of honey, and half a banana.

Açai Berry and Apple Smoothie

Add 100g Açai Berry pulp, 100ml apple Juice, 2 teaspoons of honey, and half a banana.

Acai Berry and Blueberry

Add a handful of blueberries, 100g Acai Berry pulp, 100ml orange juice, and 2 tablespoons of yogurt.

Acai Berry and Mango

Add 50g Acai Berry pulp, 50g mango, 150g apple juice, and 2 strawberries.

Acai Berry and Mango Bowl

Add 100g Acai Berry Pulp, 100g mango, 150ml apple juice, 1/2 banana, and dollop of honey.

Acai Mixed Berry Smoothie

Add 100g Acai Berry pulp, 150ml apple juice, 2 strawberries, 5 raspberries, and 5 blueberries.

Acai Berry and Yogurt Smoothie

Add 100g Acai Berry pulp, 100ml natural yogurt, 1 small Banana, 50ml water, and dollop of honey.

Acai Berry Bowl w/ Orange

Add 200g Acai Fruit Pulp, 100 ml orange juice, 2 spoons of honey, and 2 slices of banana.

Acai Berry and Tigela w/ Berries and Apples

Add 200g Acai Fruit Pulp, 200ml apple juice, 2 Strawberries, and a handful of raspberries.

Acai Berry, Pomegranate and Blueberry

Add 100g Acai Fruit Pulp, 150ml pomegranate juice, and a handful of blueberries.

Acai Berry Bread

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/8 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup of açaí berry juice
  • 1 cup chopped nuts – almonds or pecans will work!

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. In blender, combine egg, shortening, orange juice, and sugar. Add açaí berry juice & nuts and chop briefly. Empty into flour mixture. Mix by hand until moistened. Bake in a greased 9×5 pan at 350F for 50 to 60 minutes.

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Moist Banana Bread Recipe

by admin on July 12, 2016

Welcome Home Brands Paper BakewareThe Best Moist Banana Bread Recipe

The following Moist Banana Bread Recipe was sent to us by one of our readers. This is a perfect basic banana bread recipe that she claims is the best banana bread. Her mom has made it for years. She also mentioned that this a great recipe for those bananas that turn brown. Not ready to make this banana bread recipe? No problem. Just freeze your brown bananas (don’t worry about a bag, they usually don’t have a freezer burn problem) in the freezer and then thaw out the night before you want to make the bread. Of course, using older bananas like this (the mushy kind) will make the moist banana bread.

BANANA NUT BREAD

1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs
1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup mashed ripe banana (to make it more moist–add another mashed banana or use two “brown” bananas)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Oven 350 degrees

Cream together shortening and sugar; add eggs and beat well. Sift together the dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternating with banana, blending well after each addition. Stir in nuts.

Pour into well-greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Bake in moderate oven (350) 45 to 50 minutes or till done. Remove from pan; cool on rack. Wrap and store overnight.

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Relax More Less Stress

by admin on July 7, 2016

Relax More Less Stress

“Relax More Less Stress” is a great motto for longevity. Stress is an interesting phenomenon. On the one hand, it can help you stay alert, energetic and focused. But on the other hand, too much stress can increase your risk for heart disease. It’s the way we respond to stress that determines the impact on our heart health.

When your body senses danger, it releases a hormone called epinephrine, which makes the heart beat faster and the body prepare for action. People who are often stressed also produce a hormone called cortisol, which raises blood pressure and causes the body to retain fluids. Together, these two hormones make your heart work harder.

If you feel you are experiencing unhealthy levels of stress, it’s time to step back, assess the situation and regain control. I always ask myself, “Will this be that big of a deal tomorrow, in 1 year’s time, in 5 years, etc.” That always helps reduce the stress. Your heart will thank you for it. Here are some tips that may help, and if they don’t, work with a health professional to learn stress management techniques.

Say “No” to Stress

  • Identify things that cause you to feel stressed and try to manage them
  • Take a few 5-minute breaks throughout the day and stretch your muscles to ease tension
  • Get out of the office for a fast-paced walk around the block during lunch. And Exercise!
  • Get enough sleep
  • Eat a healthy diet. And….Eat to Your Health!
  • Cut back on caffeinated beverages

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Exercise and Fruit

by admin on July 6, 2016

Exercise and fruit are two great ways to get your body in shape!

Exercise gives us the opportunity to commune with nature, explore new places, get together with friends and act like a kid again. Not to mention all the great things it does for us health-wise.

It’s time to change the way we think about exercise and start making that “just for me” time one of the best parts of each day. Here’s how you can make an exercise program a success, and enjoy doing it.

1. Set short-term goals. The more fit you become over time, the better you’ll feel, the more you’ll be able to do and the lower your risk will be of developing heart problems. If you are overweight and are at risk for diabetes or heart failure, consider searching online for Dallas lap band doctors. Dallas is known for their world class professional surgeons. If you are traveling from a different state, their staff will make sure to accommodate and schedule the best time for you.  During this procedure, they will physically put a band that will suppress your  appetite which will make it difficult for you to over eat when you have cravings. Inserting a lap bad is an effective way to lose weight and it is only recommended if you weigh 400 pounds or more.
2. Pick an activity and a time of day that works with your schedule. Until it becomes a habit, write it on your calendar like any other important appointment—and keep it!
3. Have a backup plan. If you planned to walk but it’s pouring down rain, go to an indoor mall and walk there instead. Or spend a half-hour doing stretching exercises at home.
4. Keep an exercise log every day showing what you did, how long, your heart rate and so on. Over time, you’ll see how far you’ve progressed.
5. Make it fun by choosing activities you enjoy. Alternate activities so you don’t get bored. Find an exercise “buddy” or join a walking or cycling group. Take up a new sport or activity such as tennis, dancing or swimming.
6. Be a habitual exerciser. Look for opportunities to add more activity to your daily routine, such as parking at the back of the parking lot or taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
7. Get the whole family involved. Instead of sitting down in front of the TV or computer after dinner, talk a walk, ride bikes, or toss a Frisbee in the backyard.

Exercise and fruit – Regular Exercise Can…

  • Make our heart and cardiovascular system work more efficiently
  • Reduce the risk of developing diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke
  • Help control weight and reduce body fat
  • Prevent bone loss
  • Improve balance and flexibility
  • Ease feelings of anxiety
  • Increase our sense of well-being
  • Help us sleep better
  • Help us live longer

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Cranberry

by admin on June 29, 2016

Cranberry

Cranberry

The cranberry is an evergreen dwarf shrub or a trailing vine in the genus Vaccinium subgenus Oxycoccos. They are grow in acidic bogs through the cooler parts of the Northern Hemisphere. They grow to be about 2m long and 5-20cm in height.

The berry is very tart and is commonly recommended by doctors for urinary tract infections. A study showed that it reduced E. coli bacteria in urine at twice the levels of the placebo. The berries are high in vitamin C and proanthocyanins, both of which are powerful antioxidants….which makes it another one of our antioxidant fruits.

The nutritional benefits are:

It can help with:

  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • High Cholestrol
  • Antioxidant Protection

In the medical world, the berry is best known for its protective effects on the urinary tract. A 2006 study confirmed this information, showing that the berry can inhibit the formation and activity of the Streptococcus mutans bacteria. The berry’s capability to fight bacteria is one way it prevents and effectively treats urinary tract infections.

Nearly 95% of all the berries harvested are processed into products such as juice drinks, sauce and dried berries. See some of these great products below.

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Bilberry

by admin on June 27, 2016

BilberryBilberry

Bilberry – also known as: European blueberry, Huckleberry, Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium corymbosum

A close relative to the blueberry (as you can tell in the photo), the fruit has impressive antioxidant properties and is historically linked to eye health. Studies indicate that the berry, with its abundance of antioxidants, may also be effetive in protecting the body against carcinogens and free radicals.

Some of its nutritional highlights include:

Bilberry

Bilberries

The berry can help with:

  • Eye Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Heart Attack and Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea and Dysentery

A study done in Canada in 2006, found that the berry can help and may be able to prevent and slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases (like Parkinson’s), mainly due to its antioxidant powers.

Bilberries

Do you know some fun facts about the Bilberry? If so, leave a comment and share them with us!

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