My plumply perfect blueberries are at an end. I get a solid month-long run from July 4 to August 4, give or take a day or two. The harvest from four mature bushes in a climate they love lasts me a full year. My freezer is stuffed with them; overflow baggies are in my neighbor’s freezer.
I eat them on my cereal every morning. Supposedly they are full of nutritional goodies – anti-oxidants. A study in 2004 says they’re also good for lowering cholesterol because they contain pterostilbene – which is similar to resveratrol, another antioxidant identified in grapes and red wine.
Of course the new nutritional darling is beets. I have a few planted but not enough to keep at bay whatever ails they prevent for more than a month.