Greeks used blueberries to treat ailments. Native Americans used them for coughs and the leaves for tea and health tonics. Early American botanist and explorer, William Bartram, noted many native relatives of the blueberry plant in his book, Travels in 1773. Canada grows 25% of the world’s demand for blueberries.
- highest antioxidant capacities of all fruit and veggies
- fight urinary tract infections
- full of manganese which helps convert the proteins, carbohydrates, and fats in food into energy
- a low glycemic food