As much as Mylie loves peaches, they’re not the star of summer for me. At least not after I was introduced to the Texas Organic blueberry! You see, I used to not like blueberries at all. As a fresh fruit I thought they were sub-par and bland. This all changed one of the early years of Greenling when Berry Best farm showed up with their fresh, Organic blueberries from La Rue, Texas. The moment that first piece of nature’s candy burst in my mouth my life had changed. If you haven’t specifically had a Texas, Organic blueberry I promise you that you haven’t really had a blueberry. They’re back for the summer in our local box and on the site.
And these gems aren’t just bags of HFCS & die like what you get in muffins & hotcakes. They’re the tastiest multivitamin you can get. In a recent Tufts study of 60 fruits and vegetables, blueberries came out on top for levels of antioxidants. It’s an excellent source of vitamin C and the much underrated manganese. They also have gobs and gobs of a phytonutrient called anthocyanidins, a powerful antioxidant that helps protect us from pesky free radical damage.