Berries may aid weight loss

A recent study from Harvard University suggests that eating blueberries may assist with weight loss. The study involved more than 133,000 adults in the United States whose diets were analysed for the period between 1986 and 2010.

The results found those who ate a handful (around 80g.) of blueberries each day lost more than […]

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The benefits and hazards of salicylic acid

Salicylic acid is found in some green leafy vegetables, oregano, mushrooms, melons, raison and almonds as well as in berries such as strawberries, blackberries and blueberres amongst others. It has a huge range of medical benefits but can also be a cause of mouth ulcers. However before blaming berries if you have ulcers, […]

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British berry production reaches GBP1bn.

British berry production has now reached GBP1bn, thanks largely to a non stop campaign promoting the health benefits which has filtered through to a large section of the population. Whereas the star of the show is the blueberry which has seen sales by value increase by 22.4 percent this year over 2014, other berries […]

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Blueberry prices close to EUR100 per kilo!

High blueberry prices in New Zealand mean that many supermarkets are selling a 125gr. punnet for NZD15 (EUR9) and the prices in some shops has reached NZD20 (EUR12)! This puts the price at almost EUR100 per kilo!

Read more about it here :

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/73622033/blueberry-prices-leave-nz-buyers-blue-in-the-face

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Fresh blueberries now expensive

Bad weather in Argentina means that fresh blueberry supplies to Europe and North America are comparitively expensive at the moment although the price is likely to drop in the coming weeks.

According to the Argentinian Blueberry Committee, 89% of South American exports are from that country, with Chile and Peru taking up […]

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Blueberry and Apple Juice

50% blueberry juice with 50% apple juice. Not from concentrate – only pressed blueberries and apples.

Can be bought in four sizes :

200ml. bottle
1.5 litre pouch
3 litre bag in box
5 litre bag in box

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Blueberries aid multimillionaire’s sight!

Steve Hsu, 81, the former boss of Hong Kong-based Oak Maritime Group, has decided to start blueberry farming in his retirement after he came to the conclusion that eating a bowl of berries every morning whilst in Canada improved his eyesight!

The South China Morning Post has the story : http://www.scmp.com/news/china/money-wealth/article/1862049/retired-chinese-shipping-billionaire-cultivates-taste

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Study aims to improve blueberry taste

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences published the results on 17 September of a three year study which aimed to produce a tastier blueberry which would have the traits that American consumers desire.

The researches harvested 19 cultivars of blueberries and tested them in 30 panels at the University of Florida sensory […]

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Blueberries aid recovery from gluten ingestion

Blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetables and here an article from the Huffington Post recommends five foods which will help recover from gluten ingestion.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gigi-stewart/eat-these-five-foods-to-recover-faster-when-you-get-glutened_b_8185868.html

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Study suggests blueberry polyphenols may aid diabetics

A recent study at Louisiana State University whose results were published in The Journal of Diabetes and its Complications has found that a supplement including blueberry extract, oat bran cellulose, and inulin (a common oligosaccharide of fructose) may have positive effects for those suffering from diabetes.

The blueberry extract contained polyphemols which naturally occur in the […]

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