Grown primarily in Maine and Eastern Canada, wild blueberries are smaller and more flavorful than their cultivated counterparts.
Recent USDA studies show that wild blueberries are a tasty way to eat right and stay healthy. Scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Ageing ranked blueberries number 1 in antioxidant activity compared with 40 other commercially available fruits and vegetables.
Packed With Phytochemicals
Packed with health-promoting phytochemicals, Wild Blueberries have the power to keep you healthy. Though small in size, the Wild Ones are packed with antioxidants that may help your body fight everything from the effects of ageing to vision, urinary tract health, and cancer.
What’s more, eating deep-blue Wild Blueberries every day is a great way to get one of your recommended 5 A Day servings of colorful fruits and vegetables. Wild Blueberries may be small, but scientific research shows they may have big powers of protection.
Since Wild Blueberries are available fresh or frozen year-round in your supermarket, getting your Daily Dose of Blue is easy:
- Use them right out of the freezer
- Toss wild blueberries into cereals or salads
- Add wild blueberries to pancakes, waffles and muffins
- Make a Wild Blueberry Smoothie
- Mix ’em up with ice cream or yogurt
- Whip up a savory wild blueberry sauce for an entree
Wild Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
- 6 ounces Wild Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 6 ounces yogurt (vanilla or blueberry)
- 1 tablespoon honey (if plain yogurt is used)
- 1/2 cup ice (3 ice cubes)
Blend well at high speed. Serve immediately. Wild Blueberry Smoothie serves 2.
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