08 Apr '12, 9am

Is It Time for Organic, All-Natural, Artificial Blueberries?

Is It Time for Organic, All-Natural, Artificial Blueberries?

Have you ever bought a blueberry product, only to read the label at home and learn that you were tricked? You bought those pancakes, or muffins, or a similar goody, lured by the wholesome nutrients and antioxidants of blueberries. Did you stop buying it when you learned the marketers sold you blue cubes of partially hydrogenated oil and dextrose? If you did, you are in the minority, because these products continue to fly off the shelf. Few seem to care that instead of healthy blueberries, they are being sold fats -- maybe still trans-fats -- mixed with glucose (dextrose is the marketer's fancy name for this simple sugar). Are artificial blueberries a good thing? Do they help to preserve natural areas that would otherwise be overrun by blueberry cultivation? Well, not really. This delicious fruit can be grown lots of places, even in rooftop blueberry gardens . So the standb...

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