National Blueberry Month honors one of North America’s most beloved fruits. The blueberry is a small, round, blue-colored fruit native to North America. Whether you prefer them fresh, frozen, baked, or blended into a smoothie, there’s no denying that blueberries are a tasty and nutritious treat.
Blueberries are known for their sweet and tangy flavor, as well as their rich nutritional content. Diets with high amounts of sodium have a higher risk of high blood pressure. People with this tendency should reach for blueberries because they are sodium free. These berries are also high in fiber; a single cup provides four grams. This tiny fruit is also particularly rich in antioxidants, having one of the highest concentrations in all commonly consumed fruits and vegetables. Plus, the blueberry is a good source of vitamin A. Studies have shown that regularly eating blueberries may have several health benefits, including improving heart health, reducing inflammation, and boosting brain function.
You can enjoy these berries in many ways, fresh, frozen, or dried. Blueberries are usually eaten in sweet treats or as a snack, but they also provide a great complementary flavor for savory foods like cured meats, pork, and cheeses.
Celebrate National Blueberry Month by incorporating blueberries into your next meal. Click here for a wide range of blueberry recipes. Enjoy!