Wild Blueberries Mason City IA

Local resource for wild blueberries in Mason City, IA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to frozen wild blueberries, antioxidants, wild blueberry nutrition, wild blueberry juice, and wild blueberry pies, as well as advice and content on picking wild blueberries.

Mason Market
(641) 494-0003
Parking lot west of City Hall, 10 1st St NW
Mason City, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
County
Cerro Gordo

Bolan Farmers Market
(641) 748-2204
In front of Bolan School House; 4208 Tulip
Bolan, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Thursday, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
County
Worth

Garner Farmers Market
(641) 923-2131
755 W. 3rd Street; City Park
Garner, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Hancock

Belmond Area Farmers Market
(641) 444-4112
Corner of 2nd Street NE & 1st Aveene NE
Belmond, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October Thursday, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
County
Wright

Dollar Store Farmers Market
(641) 22101152
111 N 1st St., south parking lot
Forest City, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Monday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
County
Winnebago

Clear Lake Farmers Market
(641) 567-3804
City Hall parking lot, 15 N 6th Street
Clear Lake, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
June-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
County
Cerro Gordo

Rudd Farmers Market
(641) 395-2327
City Park by the Library
Rudd, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
County
Floyd

Elgin Area Growers Market
(563) 426-5591
City Park
Elgin, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-Labor Day weekend Thursday, 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
County
Fayette

Toledo Farmers Market
(641) 691-9710
East side of Courthouse Square
Toledo, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : Yes
Hours
May-October Friday, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
County
Tama

Audubon Farmers Market
(712) 268-2397
City Park, east side
Audubon, IA
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : Yes
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-October Thursday, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
County
Audubon

Wild Blueberries For Anti Aging

Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA   

Wild blueberries are getting a lot of attention for their anti-aging properties, as well as for the many other health benefits they provide.  blueberries

About Wild Blueberries

Wild blueberries are a deep blue colored fruit with size of a finger. The blueberries are grown in the wild hence it is quite natural and is free of the effects of fertilizers. The wild blueberries are known for their exceptional taste of sweetness and crispy. This creates a delicious flavor that can't be found in any other fruit. Wild Blueberries are used along with a wide range of recipe in the form of drinks, meals or as snacks. 

Free Radicals and Aging 

Free radicals are created within the body as a result of oxidation. Sunlight, smoking, pollution, alcohol and stress also can create free radicals in the body.

Free radicals can cause damage and death to body cells. This affects the tissues and membrane in the body. Free radicals can affect the functions of liver and heart. This process causes aging.

Anti-oxidants

Antioxidants neutralize the effect of free radicals and prevent the damage caused to body cells. 

Free radical damage may lead to cancer. Antioxidants interact with and stabilize free radicals and may prevent some of the damage free radicals otherwise might cause. Examples of antioxidants include lycopene, lutein, selenium, beta-carotene, vitamins A, C, and E, and other substances.

Blueberries contain 14 mg of Vitamin C and 0.8 mg Vitamin E per 1 cup of blueberries.  In addition, blueberries contain anthocyanins and phenolics that can also act as antioxidants. 

Richest Source of Antioxidants

Wild blueberries contain antioxidants. Based on data from the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (Boston, MA), blueberries are among the fruits with the highest antioxidant activity.  Using a test called ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), researchers have shown that a serving of fresh blueberries provides more antioxidant activity than many other fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Health Benefits of Blueberries

Wild blueberries for anti aging are delicious fruit and are rich source nutrition found in it. Studies suggest that more number of people are consuming wild blueberries for anti aging everyday. Wild blueberries are one of the richest sources of natural antioxidants important for health. Wild blueberries for anti aging are also very effective for urinary tract problems, heart attack and eye sight problems.  Wild blueberries for anti aging have the ability to prevent cancer also.

Human body suffers from wrinkles on skin, loss of memory, impaired vision and many other diseases, indicating that you are getting aged. Antioxidants found in wild blueberries for anti aging have the magical ability to fight free radicals and aging...

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