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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
> following:
> ...........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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