FCS@Home: Blueberries

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Blueberries (in a bucket)There’s nothing more sweeter than a summer blueberry. There’s also nothing more healthier than a summer blueberry! These small fruits belong to the same plant family as cranberries and huckleberries. According to our friends at the University of Arkansas Extension, blueberries contain an abundance of antioxidants. Antioxidants help to fight oxidative damage on cells in your body. They also are a low calorie snack packed with fiber, vitamin C, and manganese. Enjoy them as a morning or afternoon snack, make fresh jam, or even bake them into a pound cake. A great complementary flavor to blueberries are lemons. Be sure to check out a wonderful recipe for blueberry French Toast Casserole from FCS@Home, and be sure to enjoy a great blueberry harvest this summer!