Health Benefits of Blueberries

The blueberry is native to North America, and there is evidence that man consumed blueberries since prehistoric times. Commercial cultivation began in the early 1900’s by Elizabeth Coleman White in Whitesbog, New Jersey.Today the United States is the largest producer of Blueberries in the world.
  • Vitamins
    Blueberries are a good source of Vitamin C.
  • Antioxidants
    Anthocyandins are compounds that are responsible for the blueberries’ pigment, and these compounds have exceptionally high antioxidant activity. In a study of 60 fruits vegetables, the antioxidant capabilities of blueberries rated the highest.
  • Cancer
    Overwhelming evidence suggests that small and soft-fleshed berries such as the blueberry may have beneficial effects against several types of human cancers. The ability of the bioactive phytochemicals of berries to counteract, reduce, and repair oxidative stress damage, is responsible for the blueberries’ anticancer potential.


  1. I LOVE blueberries. I'm from northern Maine so I used to rake them as a child.
    I've grown up around them so much that I thought everyone knew about how good they are for you.
    But, apparently, there is a blueberry revolution going on. People are finally realizing the great health benefits from this tasty tiny treasure.
    Good blog article. PEACE