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5 Things to Know About Blueberries

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4. Modern Blueberry Production
Today, the most common variety of blueberry sold in the supermarkets are the “highbush” or “cultivated” blueberries, which grow on tree-sized shrubs that can get as high as fifteen feet tall. The “lowbush,” or wild blueberries, grow on small, ankle-high shrubs (only about one foot tall) and are about one-third the size of the cultivated blueberries. The wild blueberries are preferred by people who like the tangy, complex flavor of sweet and sour. The wild blueberries are from a different species than cultivated blueberries, but are part of the same plant family. Known as the “Caviar of Maine,” wild blueberries grow all over the state and some think they are tastier than the domesticated variety.

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Delia Quigley is the Director of StillPoint Schoolhouse, where she teaches a holistic lifestyle based on her 30 years of study, experience and practice. She is the creator of the Body Rejuvenation Cleanse, Cooking the Basics, and Broken Bodies Yoga. Delia's credentials include author, artist, natural foods chef, yoga instructor, energy therapist and public speaker. Follow Delia's blogs: brcleanse.blogspot.com and. To view her website go to www.deliaquigley.com

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8:18PM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

Blueberries are Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

6:17AM PDT on Sep 2, 2011

thanks- taste good and healthy too!

5:04PM PDT on Jul 14, 2011

I never eat processed foods. I like putting together blueberries; blackberries and raspberries into a large container of plain Balkan yogurt with a good helping of top grade buckwheat honey. I like to eat that at least twice a week.

6:02PM PDT on Jul 8, 2011

Beware of the processed foods using blueberries in their name or displayed on the packaging. Read the ingredients. There are so many ways to imitate a blueberry.

12:50AM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

thanks

8:09PM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

oh, reading about blueberries really make me want to eat some right now... especially the last page.

9:56PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

thanks for sharing.

3:51PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

blackberries are just delicious besides nutritious. Thanks for this informative article dear.

5:55AM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

thankssss

6:21AM PDT on Jun 27, 2011

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