Re: Blueberries on pizza?
Don't forget the sprouts, Chick. :-)
Yeah, I'm a real health food nut. All blueberries and wheat germ and
Bill Meyer wrote:
> Hi Chick, Read your piece on hybridizing and really liked it, but
> one thing really intrigued me--------Why would someone want to put
> blueberries on pizza? Blueberries in an article on breeding? Hmmmm
> what could be on his mind? Then I found the
> ...........Bill Meyer
Plant of the Month
Blueberries - the natural Viagra?
Roses are red, Violets and Viagra are blue.
February is the month when love is in the air.
Valentines Day is here along with roses, chocolates, a
romantic evening and. blueberries.
That's right, blueberries.
Recently, I was at a horticultural seminar where the
speaker, an aussie from down under, stated that
blueberries were a natural viagra. After the meeting, I
noticed some of the folks stopping by the local grocer
on their way home. This caused me to wonder why there
wasn't any public awareness concerning these fruits. In
my research, I've found that these little gems are
quite a healthy bite and therefore I am whole
heartedly, at least for Valentine's Day, recommending
the Blueberry bush as February's plant of the month.
Blueberries, also known as Bilberries, (or in latin,
Vaccinium myrtillus) are from the family name Ericaceae
and are cousins to the cranberry. According to the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) Human Research Center
on Aging, blueberries are the tops of the food chain
when it comes to their antioxidant power. They are
known to help prevent a leading cause of blindness and
can even improve night vision. In Japan, blueberries
are called the "Vision Fruit."
Blueberries and their antioxidants can help to protect
your vision and arteries, keep your skin younger and
wrinkle-proof, and even strengthen your body's natural
defenses. They have been shown to improve short-term
memory potential. Currently, studies indicate they
promote urinary tract health as well.
Unfortunately, I've been unable to find anyone to
verify that blueberries are the natural viagra. I am
skeptical as I have been unable to find proof, other
than that the actual viagra pill is blue, and a
blueberry would be a natural alternate to a blue pill
placebo. So, until I find out otherwise, I will
continue to add these fruits to my pancakes, muffins,
yogurt and other breakfast foods. just for the health
of it, of course.
Until next time - Have a very berry February!
The Plant Man
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