The king of the berries is back in season. Yes, we are talking about blueberry, the powerhouse of vitamins! In conjunction with the season of this healthy and nutritious fruit, the U.S. Highbush Blueberries Council launched the ‘Boost of Blue’ campaign to promote the health benefits of blueberries and to encourage consumers to include blueberries as part of an overall healthy diet so that they can enjoy the health benefits and deliciousness of these little berries.
As we all know, blueberries pack a powerful punch and contain prebiotics which can promote gut health. You can reap extensive health benefits from regularly snacking on blueberries. Packed with antioxidants and phytoflavanoids, these berries are also sources of vitamins K and C, making them the top choice for doctors and nutritionists.
The tiny but mighty blueberries also contain phosphorous (2% of daily value), calcium (15%), and manganese (20%). They are sweet and easily enjoyed either fresh or frozen. Beyond the actual picking of the blueberries, there isn’t an easier fruit to prepare and serve as you don’t need to peel, pit, core or cut them.
Not only are blueberries wholesome, they also have tremendous versatility that boosts flavour across an entire menu. It can be used as an appetiser, a beverage, as part of the main course, or as dessert. They are often eaten fresh but can also be enjoyed frozen or dried.
When it comes to blueberries, U.S Highbush Blueberries are one of the best in the world. The first highbush blueberry bush was successfully cultivated for commercial production in the early 1900s. Today, U.S. Highbush grows nearly 1 billion pounds of blueberries in North America each year.
To get your hands on some quality U.S. Highbush Blueberries, head on over to major retailers such as AEON, Jaya Grocer, and TF Value to experience this rich and flavourful fruit today.