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2011-04-25 07:35:00

WATSONVILLE, Calif., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Blueberry Pie Day is celebrated annually on April 28th, and Driscoll's, grower of only the finest berries, is making sure pie lovers have access to everything they need to make this day memorable. From pie tips offered by the nation's leading bakers to contests and coupons, Driscoll's will ensure an unforgettable experience. On April 27th from 7 PM - 8 PM, acclaimed cookbook author and Bon Appetit contributing editor Dede Wilson...

2011-04-11 15:32:31

The benefits of blueberry consumption have been demonstrated in several nutrition studies, more specifically the cardio-protective benefits derived from their high polyphenol content. Blueberries have shown potential to have a positive effect on everything from aging to metabolic syndrome. Recently, a researcher from Texas Woman's University (TWU) in Denton, TX, examined whether blueberries could play a role in reducing one of the world's greatest health challenges: obesity. Shiwani Moghe,...

2011-04-02 00:00:27

The Pink Lemonade Blueberry bush yields a delicious variety of sweet blueberry that has a unique pink color from which it gets its name--as well as its delicious flavor. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 1, 2011 Money may not grow on trees, but now, pink blueberries grow on bushes! That's because Fast Growing Trees.com is offering its customers an opportunity to purchase a rare variety of blueberry bush that actually produces pink berries. The Pink Lemonade Blueberry bush yields a delicious...

2011-03-03 14:06:00

NEW YORK, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Every school day in nearly 84,000 schools, breakfast is served to more than 11 million children, and fruit is an increasingly important part of the menu. The new federal 'Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010' increases the amount of fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat and fat-free dairy products in school meals. Considering that many children get 30% to 50% of their calories from school meals, the recommendations can help America's kids...

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2011-01-15 10:45:33

Eating blueberries can guard against high blood pressure, according to new research by the University of East Anglia and Harvard University. High blood pressure "“ or hypertension "“ is one of the major cardiovascular diseases worldwide. It leads to stroke and heart disease and costs more than $300 billion each year. Around a quarter of the adult population is affected globally "“ including 10 million people in the UK and one in three US adults. Published next month in the...

2010-11-10 17:22:09

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have developed new certified reference materials for measuring amounts of organic acids in dietary supplements formulated with Vaccinium berries"”cranberries, blueberries and bilberries. As described in a recent paper,* manufacturers and researchers can use this new suite of standard reference materialsTM (SRMs) as quality assurance tools. berry SRMs Dietary supplement manufacturers often include health claims on products...

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2010-09-29 15:07:54

Blueberries may help fight atherosclerosis, also known as hardening of the arteries, according to results of a preliminary U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded study with laboratory mice. The research provides the first direct evidence that blueberries can help prevent harmful plaques or lesions, symptomatic of atherosclerosis, from increasing in size in arteries. Principal investigator Xianli Wu, based in Little Rock, Ark., with the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Arkansas...

2010-09-20 22:46:37

New release boasts multi-season ornamental beauty, flavorful fruit Blueberry aficionados will soon have a tasty, colorful new variety for their backyard gardens. Blueberry experts D. Scott NeSmith and Mark K. Ehlenfeldt introduced 'Blue Suedeâ“ž¢' in a recent issue of HortScience. The new southern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium hybrid) was released by the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the University of Georgia...

2010-09-13 12:11:24

 A new University of Georgia study has found that select varieties of sorghum bran have greater antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties than well-known foods such as blueberries and pomegranates. Researchers measured polyphenolic compounds, which naturally occur in plants to help fight against pests and disease, and found that the black and sumac varieties of sorghum have significant levels of antioxidants. Many fruits also contain these compounds, they said, though sorghum bran may...

2010-08-30 08:30:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- White rice is delicious, brown rice is nutritious, so where does that leave black rice? According to a new study, it's better for you than a bowl of berries. "Just a spoonful of black rice bran contains more health promoting anthocyanin antioxidants than are found in a spoonful of blueberries, but with less sugar and more fiber and vitamin E antioxidants," Zhimin Xu, Associate Professor at the Department of Food Science at Louisiana State University Agricultural Center...


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