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In The Spotlight: Sweet As Honey

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One of the most versatile foods that we have access to is honey, the natural sweetener that any kid loves to lick off their fingers even has some amazing health benefits. And combined with delicious and nutritious blueberries, honey can be even sweeter!

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In the Spotlight: Chocolate Covered Blueberries

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Howdy, y’all! Hoping you and your young’uns had a happy new year! We’re starting our new year over here at The Blueberry Barn with a bang! Good thing I didn’t have my hearing aids in so I couldn’t here all the loud ole fireworks! I just wanted to tell y’all about one of The Blueberry Barn’s great products: our chocolate-covered blueberries. This delicious—and nutritious—treat makes a great snack for when you’re out-and-about or for you to sneak when the young’uns are out playing. In fact, these chocolate-covered blueberries are perfect for y’all who are starting on one of those fancy...

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MARCH IS NATIONAL FROZEN FOOD MONTH

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From the United States Highbush Council: Blueberries are one of the easiest ingredients to work with, since they require no chopping, pitting or peeling. Cooking with frozen blueberries? Even easier! Whether you purchase them frozen in the store, or freeze them yourself, having frozen blueberries on hand is a huge time-saver since you can buy them well in advance of using them.For immediate use, frozen blueberries are great when stirred into oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies, shakes or sauces. When it comes to baking and cooking, there are a couple of things you should know. Whether frozen or fresh, blueberries will sink...

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July--National Blueberry Month

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July is National Blueberry Month! Celebrate this exciting month with a handful of delicious Georgia blueberries. If any fruit deserved its own month for celebrating it is these "little blues".  The blueberry is Georgia’s number one fruit crop and has a high economic and nutritional value for our state. Blueberries have multiple health benefits and can prevent diseases and increase our overall health.  If you live in one of the other states that produces blueberries, then eat those too!   The blueberry may be small, but it’s no youngster. Botanists estimate blueberries burst onto the scene more than 13,000 years ago!...

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Blueberries --- Good for Your Heart and Your Brain

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    Scientists from Tufts University continue to find reasons you should get the “blues.”With the domestic blueberry season in full swing, there’s no better time to celebrate the bountiful health benefits of Americans’ second-favorite berry (after strawberries). New research has linked blueberry consumption to better blood pressure, and Tufts scientists continue to explore how blueberries protect the brain. More than three-dozen current clinical trials are testing blueberries’ possible benefits for vision, gout protection, arterial function, blood sugar and more. “Blueberries are rich in polyphenols called anthocyanins, which give them their distinctive color,” says Diane L. McKay, PhD, an assistant...

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