Wild Blueberries West Point MS

Local resource for wild blueberries in West Point, MS. 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.

Hitching Lot Farmers Market
(662) 328-4164
2nd Avenue North
Columbus, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-October Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
County
Lowndes

Boardtown Organics
(662) 694-1470
Starkville, MS
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Magnolia Farmers Market
(601) 783-6572
Downtown Along The Railroad
Magnolia, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 2-August 25 Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Pike

Greenville Farmers Market
(662) 378-3142
726 Washington Avenue; Corner of Washington Avenue and North Street
Greenville, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 13-October Wednesday & Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Washington

Vaiden Farmers Market
(662) 464-5476
Mulberry Street
Vaiden, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June-September Wednesday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - until
County
Carroll

Henry's Farmers Market
(662) 324-1251
2080 Highway 12 West
Starkville, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-December Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
County
Oktibbeha

Petal Farmers Market
(601) 325-3774
Relay Park; Main Street behind Civic Center
Petal, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April-November Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
County
Forrest

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians - Choctaw Farmers Market
(601) 656-2070
Horticulture Training Facility Blackjack road
Choctaw, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 15-October Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
County
Neshoba

Adams County Farmers Market
(601) 442-4648
613 Main Street
Natchez, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Adams

Indianola Blues and Farmers Market
(662) 887-4454 or 1-877-816-7581
Between Front & Church Streets; Downtown Indianola
Indianola, MS
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 9-September Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
Sunflower

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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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