Fresh blueberries are a joy to eat, especially straight from the berry patch. They burst with flavor, delivering a hit of sweetness to any dish. Super-nutritious, blueberries are rich in anthocyanins, compounds that give the berries their blue hue and also fight tissue-damaging free radicals and inflammation. Animal studies suggest that anthocyanins in blueberries may help protect memory. So don’t hold back your blueberry love—just pop 'em in your mouth, berry by berry, or try EatingWell's favorite blueberry recipes.