The highly nutritious and delicious blue berries are perennial flowing plant with indigo colored berries in the section cyanococcus within the genus vaccinum. Blue berries are native to north america .Now it is cultivated in many countries like south america ,chile ,argentina ,south africa ,uruguwy ,new zealand and australlia.The largest producer of blueberries is the north america .
Fresh blue berries are now available throughout the year on many of the world continents.Blueberry is one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits ,vegetables and spices.Blueberries are small blue to black colored fruits with a green flesh.Blueberries are packed with antioxidant like anthocyanin,flavonoids and phenols ,vitamin like C ,E ,B and A minerals like copper ,potassium ,selenium ,zinc , iron manganese,and magnesium.These are rich in fiber and less in saturated fat ,cholesterol , sodium and low calories. Many research study about blueberries shows that,
– It helps to rejuvenate the pancreas .
– It helps to regulate the blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
– It lowers the total blood cholesterol levels and triglycerides.
– It lowering the risk of heart diseases and diabetes.
– It will help to improve the heamoglobin levels in the blood.
– It will improve the functions of thyroid gland and prevent hypo-
– It reduce the risk of gout.
– It protect against the cancer .
– It boost your immune system and prevent infections .
– It helps to improve the vision .
– It helps to promote urinary tract health .
– It helps to prevent or delay the age related muscular degeneration ,cataract and myopia etc.
– It helps to keep away the constipation.
– It promotes better gastrointestinal and digestive health.
– Blueberries are very good anti depressants.
– It helps to improves the brain function .
– It helps to reduce the body weight in obese persons.
– Blueberry juice was used as a cough medicine and the leaves and roots were ground into powder to treat number of ailments.