Blueberries are used in many products as an ingredient – high in nutrition to the point that blueberries are growing in the field of ‘nutraceuticals’, they taste great and can improve your health. The peak harvest is in July (known as the blueberry month) so it is very much a summertime fruit. The blueberry is a native American species with North America the world’s leading producer accounting for 90% of production. It is a plump juicy fruit. The blueberry started wild and over time was domesticated in the early 1900’s. Through natural selection the blueberry was cultivated producing desirable texture, color, flavor and nutrition to the point that the blueberry has shown to improve eyesight and slow down aging. Blueberries are well liked in Europe as a beverage and looked upon as being healthy because of it antioxidant properties.
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