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Featured Superfood: Blueberries

by admin on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 · 5 comments

in Health & Nutrition

The next berry on the menu for Berry Berry June is one of our favorites – the blueberry!  The star of our NEW Berry Berry Tossed Salad with Goat Cheese and Almonds, available from June 1st until the 28th, this small fruit packs a big nutritional punch.

Blueberries are one of the few fruits that are native to America and come in approximately 30 different species. The berries’ dark blue tint indicates that they are bursting with nutrients and antioxidants, which makes them a superfood. In fact, the blueberry has the highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit! The antioxidants in blueberries have been linked to:

  • Helping prevent deadly diseases such as cancer and heart disease
  • Reducing oxidative stress
  • Improving the look of skin and hair

Full of vitamin C, E, K and manganese, these power-packed berries are often said to be a fountain of youth, slowing down age-related problems such as the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, diminishing eyesight and development of wrinkles while improving coordination and balance! To experience the full benefits of blueberries, nutritionists recommend eating one to two cups of a day.

What else is there to know about this super food?

  • The white powder-like substance found on a blueberry is called “bloom” and it is an indication that the berry is ripe
  • Blueberries were once used to make paints and dyes
  • Blueberries are one of the only foods that are naturally blue
  • America’s favorite muffin is the blueberry muffin – and one of our staple menu items!

 

Resources
http://wildblueberries.com/health/research.php
http://www.superfoodsrx.com/superfoods/blueberries/
http://www.livestrong.com/article/241903-what-vitamins-do-blueberries-have/
http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/golden-age/blueberry-facts/article_77a2f246-bed8-11e1-b01e-001a4bcf6878.html

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Chile Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 5:33 am

I commented a month ago about the blueberry muffins having far fewer blueberries than they used to contain. These days, I’m lucky to find 2 blueberries in an entire muffin. Personally, I don’t consider that a “blueberry” muffin. Will this be remedied for the berry-focused menu?

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admin Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Hello – We’re so sorry, our recipe has not changed so we hope that your next muffin will be bursting with berries!

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Kay Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 5:58 am

Why are these recent coupons not valid at the Fort Worth or Arlington TX locations? You do yourself a disservice by offering in Dallas and not the full DFW metroplex. There is quite a rivalry between Dal and FW

Consider opening stores in the Austin- Round Rock area. Perfect demographics for your type food establishment.

Please consider the seniors in your family promotions. Those 80+ eat generally less than children and enjoy coming. to see your creations. Look at the demographics – the aging population and the baby boomers who are caring for them.

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Marilyn J. De Geus Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 7:16 am

Many places offer sugar free yogurt. I would like to request that you consider adding this item. Thanks for your consideration.

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Linsay Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 11:31 pm

I love the Berry Berry Tossed Salad with Goat Cheese and Almonds, however I wish there was a place to find the calorie count in it and other new items!

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