Plump and juicy with vibrant colors ranging from deep purple-blue to light powdery blue and highlighted by a silvery sheen called bloom, blueberries are one of nature’s great treasures.
Blueberries are a super fruit! The same nutrient that gives blueberries their wonderful color can have a powerful anti oxidant effect and it also contributes to their many health benefits. Blueberries are high in vitamin C and also contain vitamin K and minerals important for healthy, strong bones. Fiber in blueberries contribute to digestive health as well.
Natural Medicine . . .
The American blueberry has long been recognized for its flavor, nutrition, and health benefits. Early settlers valued the blueberry as a major ingredient in foods and medicines. They ate blueberries off the bush and added them to soups, stews, and cornmeal cakes. The juice of blueberries was also used for medicinal purposes: to treat coughs, as a relaxant during childbirth, and to greatly improve intestinal health and regularity.