Vibrant and Healthy Blueberries

Above: Handfull and bucket full of berries.

Fall in Alaska brings much more then decreasing temperatures and less daylight. Gorgeous colors fill the hills while harvests fill the pantries. The near total daylight of summer allows great success over the short growing season. The harsher, cooler climate vegetation endure make for sweet and succulent food.

Blueberries are both incredibly tasty and incredibly healthy. Packed with antioxidants, blueberries are often called a brain food for their anti-aging and protection-properties for brain neurons. A 2012 article from Alaska Dispatch describes how antioxidants “pick up loose oxygen-seeking substances that, left to roam, will ultimately find a healthy cell to deplete.” WIld Alaskan berries have repeatedly tested to be much higher then farmed berries in health benefits.

The vibrant colors also fit in nicely with the Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated. 

Berries topped with dew rest on a branch.

Berries topped with dew rest on a branch.

A sea of color.

A sea of color.

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2 Comments on “Vibrant and Healthy Blueberries

  1. Gorgeous blueberries! Blueberries have innate picture potential==but potatoes and Martian cauliflower? You have captured picture potential in the veggies too—I’m hungry for boiled reds and lime green romanesco topped with melted butter!

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