Common Name: Blueberry
Botanical Name: Vaccinium cyanococcus
Specimens From: USA
Blueberries, native to North America, Northern Europe and East Asia. There are several types but the berries itself do look alike other than their growing habitats. It seems that most people like this popular fruit and I am no exception. As you can see, there are several minute seeds inside but this fruit can be eaten whole. Another fruit, the bilberry, looks almost identical but comes with purple flesh instead.
It will win hands down as one of the easiest fruit to eat. No cutting, no peeling, no need to spit out seeds, no need to pull out from the brunch (as in grapes). And finally, it is small enough that you can pop it into your mouth and you won't miss it. It tastes great, sweet with only slight acidic at times but not much of a juice.
With its great nutrition benefits, this small but powerful blue fruit is considered as one of the top ranking, in nutritious fruits. Blueberries is one of the richest sources of healthful antioxidants and other so-called phytochemicals (to improve memory). So, the more reasons you need to eat it. I found my fruit, on blueberry hill.
If you prefer to drink it, you may make your own blueberry juice but you will need alot of berries just to make one glass! But it is all worth it as the taste is wonderful. Anyway, pure blueberry juice does not looks blue but is reddish-purple instead!
Fruit: Blueberries; Vaccinium cyanococcus; Ericaceae.
Other fruit in the same family: Cranberries
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