Thursday, May 1, 2014

What's In Season May + Yummy Blueberries

Northern California ~
Interesting Fact: Of the hundreds of crops grown in the United States today, very few commonly eaten fruits are native to our soils.
Blueberries and Antioxidant Activity
* Antioxidants are thought to help protect the body against the damaging effects of free radicals and the chronic diseases associated with aging. Blueberries contain 14 mg of Vitamin C and 0.8 mg Vitamin E per 1 cup of blueberries. The Research Center on Aging (Boston, MA) says that, blueberries are among the fruits with the highest antioxidant activity.Yay, blueberries!!
•asian greens
•bok choy
•cactus pads
•fava beans
•peppers (bell and chili)
•summer squash
Fruits and Nuts
•cactus pears
•dried fruit
* Above Information Courtesy of Highbush Blueberry Council
__Photos courtesy of Jupiter Images

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