Blueberries

Based in high altitude, grown on volcanic ash since early 1980’s and toughen by rainy, cold, and frosty weather our blueberries are packed with flavour and most important boost up with high level of antioxidants, especially transferred into our 100% Pure Blueberry Juice. Our Blueberries do not have to be washed.

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Since the beginning of time the plant world has provided endless cures and remedies for ailments of every kind. Blueberries are rich in Anthocyanosides which promote Sharper Vision and relief from Sore and tired eyes.

Fruit facts

The blueberry, of the genus Vaccinium, is a native American species. In fact the blueberry is one of the few fruits native to North America. For centuries, blueberries were gathered from the forests and the bogs by Native Americans and consumed fresh and also preserved.

The Northeast Native American tribes revered blueberries and much folklore developed around them. The blossom end of each berry, the calyx, forms the shape of a perfect five-pointed star; the elders of the tribe would tell of how the Great Spirit sent “star berries” to relieve the children’s hunger during a famine. Parts of the blueberry plant were also used as medicine. A tea made from the leaves of the plant was thought to be good for the blood. Blueberry juice was used to treat coughs. The juice also made an excellent dye for baskets and cloth.

In food preparation, dried blueberries were added to stews, soups and meats. The dried berries were also crushed into a powder and rubbed into meat for flavour. Blueberries were also used for medicinal purposes along with the leaves and roots. A beef jerky called Sautauthig (pronounced saw-taw-teeg) was made with dried blueberries and meat and was consumed year round.

During the seventeenth century, settlers from England arrived in the New World. Immediately, they set about clearing the land and establishing farms for they could not rely solely on supplies from England. But the land and the climate were very different from what they had left behind. Many early attempts at farming failed. In the winter of 1620, the Pilgrims established a settlement at Plimoth (spelled Plymouth today). Many perished during the first few months, but those that survived went on to build homes and establish farms. Their neighbours, the Wampanoag Indians, taught the settlers new skills that helped them survive. They showed them how to plant corn and how to gather and use native plants to supplement their food supply. One important native crop was blueberries. The colonists learned from Native Americans how to gather blueberries, dry them under the summer’s sun and store them for the winter.

In time, blueberries became an important food source and were preserved, and later canned. A beverage made with blueberries was an important staple for Civil War soldiers. In the 1880s a blueberry canning industry began in northeast USA.

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