Ripe tomatoes smell earthy and sweet. The better tomatoes you can find, the tastier your salads will be. Tomatoes should feel heavy for their size. Try different types of tomatoes. Small and big. From your own country and imported ones. Italian tomatoes are well known. In Sicily a famous variety is Pachino (Pomodoro di Pachino IGP). They are small and round, as are ‘Ciliegino di Pachino’ or cherry tomatoes, which most people have tasted. They taste sweet and are often combined with seafood dishes, as well as being ideal for decorative effects on salads and side dishes. The ‘Cuore di Bue’ or ‘heart of ox’ tomatoes are big and wonderful. These are called beefsteak tomatoes.
We have blueberries in the forests in Finland. I remember picking blueberries since I was 5 years old. Later I learnt blueberries are now called superfood, as they have many health benefits. They are incredibly good for you. Blueberries are among the most nutrient-dense berries. 1 cup of blueberries contains: Fiber: 4 grams, Vitamin C: 24% of the RDI, Vitamin K: 36% of the RDI, Manganese: 25% of the RDI, Vitamin C: 24% of the RDI. Blueberries are about 85% water, and an entire cup contains only 84 calories, with 15 grams of carbohydrates. Antioxidants protect your body from free radicals, which can damage your cells and contribute to aging and diseases, such as cancer. Blueberries are believed to have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits and vegetables. Several studies demonstrate that blueberries have anti-diabetes effects, lowering blood sugar levels and improving insulin sensitivity. There are studies which demonstrate the blueberries are good for the eyes.
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Blueberries are a favorite at our house … full of nutrition and great in so many dishes. Love your photo showing beautiful color contrast with the tomatoes! Sure to brighten up any meal!
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