Blueberry - interesting facts about the native plant of North America
Do you like blueberries? Then you should definitely read these amazing facts about this native and most favorite fruit of North America. Enjoy!
July is “National Blueberry Month”. Blueberries have been growing in North America for thousands of years and they’re considered to be a native crop. It is a great source of different vitamins and dietary fiber. Blueberry can also protect your organism from many diseases. But beside all of the above it is one of the tastiest berries, that is why we all love it. Until recently, if you wanted to eat blueberries, you had to find them in the wild. Now, everything has changed. This time we have found amazing facts about this native plant of North America and the extraordinary story of how the blueberry was tamed. You need to know this!
#1 People have been eating blueberries for more than 13,000 years
#2 Star fruit - that is how North American indigenous people called blueberry for the five-pointed star shape that is formed at the blossom end of the berry
#3 Blueberry can help to reduce risk of cancer, increase insulin response, lower blood pressure, improve memory and motor skills and keep your eyes healthy
#4 The USA is the greatest manufacturer of blueberries in the world
#5 Early American colonists used blueberries as a natural food dye (they boiled them with milk to get gray color)
Watch this amazing story of how the blueberry was tamed
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