Blueberries originally came throughout Europe, Africa, New Zealand, Asia, and North America. Blueberries are one of the few fruits that is native to North America. For many years the Native Americans would gather and eat the berries that were usually found in forests and bog areas. The berry was even a part of the mythology of many Northeast Native American Tribes.
Blueberries can grow just about anywhere, but be careful if you have cold flashes. The plant cold freeze and die. Blueberries need very acidic soil to grow. Blueberries' soil needs to have a pH ranging from 4.0 to 5.5.
Blueberries are commonly used in muffins, other baked goods, smoothies, milk shakes, yoghurt and sauces. They are also used in a lot of desserts, such as fruit salad.
The binomial name for the blueberry is Vaccinium Corymbosum. A strange fact is blueberries are sometimes mistaken for huckleberries. Also, blueberries are one of the most popular berries in the United States.
It may be possible to find any blueberry farms near your location. We have built a map that will show all of the berry farms in our directory!
To Ward Off Diabetes, Eat Whole Fruit, Shun Fruit Juice
Science is finding more health benefits from blueberries—but raising more concerns about fruit juice. According to a new study by Harvard University researchers, eating whole fruits helps ward off diabetes, while drinking juice can actually raise the ... National Geographic [ story ]
Some Fruits Are Better Than Others
“Increasing whole fruit consumption, especially blueberries, apples and grapes, is important,” said Dr. Qi Sun, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard and the senior author of the study. “But I don't want to leave the impression that fruit is magic. New York Times (blog) [ story ]
Argentina: frost impacts to take toll on early blueberry volumes
The Argentinean Blueberry Committee (ABC) expects lower volumes at the start of its export season as a result of frosts in July and August, but has emphasized quality won't be affected. blueberry_32490223 - panorama. Despite the fact weather conditions ... Fresh Fruit Portal [ story ]