News tagged with blueberries
Research has suggested that compounds that give colorful fruits their rich hues, especially berries, promote health and might even prevent cancer. But for the first time, scientists have exposed extracts from numerous berries ...
Health Jan 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—High intake of a specific sub-class of flavonoids, called anthocyanins, is associated with a reduced risk of myocardial infarction (MI) in young and middle-aged women, according to a study published ...
Cardiology Jan 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Eating three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries per week may help women reduce their risk of a heart attack by as much as one-third, researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Cardiology Jan 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
In a new paper he regards "among my most important work since the double helix," Nobelist James Watson sets forth a novel hypothesis regarding the role of oxidants and antioxidants in cancers that are currently incurable, ...
Cancer Jan 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Black carrots have revealed how fruit and vegetables help maintain gut health and reduce the risk of developing cancer.
Health Oct 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
First they began offering salad, then they added fruit. On Wednesday, McDonald's announced it would put something else on its menu to help customers watching their waistlines: calorie counts.
Health Sep 12, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
London fruit sellers may want to stock up on New Zealand blueberries after a study found athletes who eat them recover faster from exercise.
Health May 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Blueberries and strawberries, which are high in flavonoids, appear to reduce cognitive decline in older adults according to a new study published today in Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Associ ...
Neuroscience Apr 26, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Strong scientific evidence exists that eating blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and other berry fruits has beneficial effects on the brain and may help prevent age-related memory loss and other changes, scientists report. ...
Health Mar 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Blueberry wine can provide more potentially healthy compounds than white wines and many red wines, according to a new University of Florida study.
Health Feb 02, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Compounds in blueberries might turn out to have a powerful effect on formation of strong, healthy bones, if results from studies with laboratory rats turn out to hold true for humans.
Medical research Jun 21, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Blueberries are flowering plants of the genus Vaccinium (a genus which also includes cranberries and bilberries) with dark-blue berries and are perennial. Species in the section Cyanococcus are the most common fruits sold as "blueberries" and are native to North America (commercially cultivated highbush blueberries were not introduced into Europe until the 1930s).
They are usually erect but sometimes prostrate shrubs varying in size from 10 centimeters (3.9 in) to 4 meters (160 in) tall. In commercial blueberry production, smaller species are known as "lowbush blueberries" (synonymous with "wild"), and the larger species are known as "highbush blueberries".
The leaves can be either deciduous or evergreen, ovate to lanceolate, and 1–8 cm (0.39–3.1 in) long and 0.5–3.5 cm (0.20–1.4 in) broad. The flowers are bell-shaped, white, pale pink or red, sometimes tinged greenish. The fruit is a berry 5–16 millimeters (0.20–0.63 in) diameter with a flared crown at the end; they are pale greenish at first, then reddish-purple, and finally dark blue when ripe. They have a sweet taste when mature, with variable acidity. Blueberry bushes typically bear fruit in the middle of the growing season: fruiting times are affected by local conditions such as altitude and latitude, so the height of the crop can vary from May to August depending upon these conditions.
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