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Superfood of the Month: Blueberries

Bowl of blueberries on a wooden board

May. 2 2024

These vibrantly colored berries may be small, but they deliver a powerful nutritional punch. Packed with antioxidants, fiber and a range of vitamins and minerals, blueberries offer a delicious way to support your health and wellness. 

Health Benefits

Antioxidant powerhouse: Blueberries are rich in anthocyanins, antioxidants that give them their color and fight off harmful free radicals in your body. 

Brain boost: Studies suggest that blueberries may improve memory and cognitive function. 

Heart health: Blueberries can help maintain healthy blood pressure, cholesterol levels and blood flow, promoting cardiovascular health. 

Gut support: Fiber in blueberries promotes healthy digestion and regularity. 

Blood sugar control: Blueberries may help manage blood sugar levels, making them a smart snack choice for people with diabetes. 

Immune system support: Vitamin C in blueberries helps keep your immune system functioning at its best. 

Eye health: Antioxidants in blueberries may help protect against age-related macular degeneration and other eye conditions. 

Bone building: Blueberries provide a good amount of vitamin K and manganese, essential for strong bones. 

Healthy skin: Antioxidants and vitamin C in blueberries help keep skin looking radiant and may reduce signs of aging. 

Versatile and delicious: Enjoy blueberries fresh, frozen, in smoothies, baked goods, yogurt, salads, on cereal – the possibilities are endless! 

Pork Loin with Blueberry Port Wine Sauce

Pork loin with blueberry port wine sauce


  • 1 lb pork loin
  • 1 T red onion, diced
  • 1 c port wine
  • 1 c frozen blueberries
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 4 T brown sugar
  • 1 tsp dry thyme
  • Salt and black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Season pork loin with salt and black pepper, and place on a pan to roast in the oven until internal temperature reaches 165°F.

3. In a medium saucepan, add oil and red onion. Sauté until translucent.

4. Add frozen blueberries and cook for 4 minutes stirring occasionally.

5. Add port wine and reduce by half.

6. Add lemon juice, brown sugar and dry thyme.

7. Cook together until sauce thickens to desired consistency.

8. Slice pork and add sauce on top.

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