Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I love blueberry muffins and blueberry pancakes...and blueberry oat bars. (And most other blueberry cereals, grains and other treats). However, according to an article in the Washington Post's Lean & Fit newsletter this week, those "blueberries" in packaged food may not be blueberries at all. Yuck.

"Those blueberry impostors turn out to be lumps of sugar, corn syrup, starch, hydrogenated oil, artificial flavors and artificial food dyes."

According to a study by the Consumer Wellness Center, blueberries containing artificial food dye blue No. 2 and red No. 40 are easier to find in foods than the antioxidants we think we're getting when eating a blueberry muffin.

Want some yummy recipes featuring real blueberries? Check out 10 recipes from health.com. I especially like the blueberry salsa.

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