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Because of their indigo-colored berries, the Blueberry are the most common fruits sold and are native to North America. The shrubs are usually erect, the smaller species are called “low-bush blueberries” and are referred to as “wild”. The flowers are white or pale pink, sometimes red and are bell-shaped. The fruit is a berry that has a crown at the end. It is pale green at first then become reddish-purple and then finally dark purple when ripe. For its protective coating, it is a powdery wax referred to as “bloom”.
Carbohydrates, energy, sugars, dietary fiber, protein, fat, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folate, vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, zinc, resveratrol, polyphenol, anthocyanins
July to August
Fruits and leaves
Digestive disorders in children,
Increase production of vascular nitric acid,
Mouth and throat inflammation,
Reduces blood sugar levels,
Reduces brain damage in stroke,
Regulates blood pressure
Blueberries are great for desserts such as pies and cakes. Also, they are frequently made into preserves like jams and jellies. They are a good source of antioxidants and can help fight bacteria and prevent bladder infections in the process. It is also high in fiber which could help with digestive functions.
Rich in Vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants, Blueberries make great desserts when eaten as is or mixed in baked goods and preserves. It helps fight many complications and can help in digestive processes.
Consuming Blueberries along with diabetes medication might cause blood sugar levels to decrease. Blood sugar should be closely monitored.
Botanical Online, Blueberries: http://www.botanical-online.com/english/blueberry.htm-
Wikipedia, Blueberry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blueberry