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July 07, 1999|By SUZANNE LOUDERMILK

Picking blueberries for healthful treats

Feeling a little blue this summer? That's a good thing if you're talking about blueberries. The pigment in the indigo fruit makes it a great source of antioxidants, which can help to prevent cancer and other diseases. For a free recipe brochure, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Healthful Treats, North American Blueberry Council, 4995 Golden Foothill Parkway, Suite No. 2, El Dorado Hills, Calif. 95762. Enjoy good-for-you temptations like Creamy Blueberry Dip: Mix 2 cups blueberries, 1/3 cup light cream cheese and 1 tablespoon apricot preserves in a food processor until smooth. Serve with cut-up fruit.

A taste for tuna

Take a break from the tuna-fish-sandwich routine. StarKist is offering 200 quick-and-simple tuna recipes on its Web site, www.starkist.com.

Tidbits welcomes food news and notes. Send to Tidbits, Attn.: Suzanne Loudermilk, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278; fax to 410-783-2519.

Pub Date: 07/07/99

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