Created by: Lily Calderwood, PhD, Extension Wild Blueberry Specialist, Brogan Tooley, Research Assistant, Reviewed by Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, PhD, FACN, Professor of Clinical Nutrition Given the strong interest in the health benefits of wild blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait) and the creation of new wild blueberry products, this factsheet serves as a chemical composition summary for ...
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Wild blueberry is the official fruit of Maine. Blueberries are an excellent source of essential nutrients, such as vitamins C and K and manganese, and a good source of dietary fiber. In addition, blueberries are abundant of phyto-components, such as flavonoids, which are responsible for berries' antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.
Wild blueberries are available during the summer. Current Facts Wild blueberries, botanical name Vaccinium angustifolium, are a flowering lowbush blueberry variety. Unlike commercial highbush blueberries, Wild blueberries are not planted, but rather are propagated by underground rhizomes.
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Blueberry-related improvements in long-term spatial memory of rodents is widely reported (29, 105– 108). Cognitive benefits of blueberries in tasks that engaged working memory and learning are also documented (105, 108, 109). Blueberry supplementation protected middle-aged mice from deficits in cognitive performance related to a high-fat diet .
The effect of wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) consumption on postprandial serum antioxidant status in human subjects. Br.J.Nutr. 2002;88(4):389-398. View abstract.
The blueberry is native to North America and is part of the genus Vaccinium. This genus includes loganberries, cranberries, and huckleberries. You get wild blueberries and cultivated ones. The wild ones creep along the ground and are smaller in size, which means there is more skin. More skin means more antioxidants.
Wild Blueberries are great cooked down into a sauce with a bit of water and balsamic vinegar as a topping over roasted pork. They can also be used to make chia blueberry seed jam to spread on toast. Mix them into yogurt and granola, or throw them into a smoothie. —Taken from “Talking ‘Superfoods’ with Nutrition Expert Regan Jones.”
The two primary species of wild blueberries that grow in North America are the lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) and the sour top (Vaccinium myrtilloides). The sour top is a larger shrub, reaching heights of 6 to 24 inches tall, while the lowbush blueberry grows 3 to 15 inches high.