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Lowbush blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium) · Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)

Blueberries are stars of the day – the ripe flower leaves a five-point star on each berry, too many to count and invisible at night. Because of this, blueberries contain a lot of vitamin A – carotene, which improves our eyesight in the dark. They are recommended for pilots and astronauts, but will also come in useful for those who more often count stars on a computer monitor. Alongside vitamin A, blueberries also hold a lot of other valuable vitamins, antioxidants and minerals that help combat signs of aging. Let’s give our bodies what they need, not just in July - the blueberry month - but all year round with the help of juice!


Blueberries have a positive effect on the body – they paint the tongue beautifully and make us healthier:

  • restore retina cells

  • have a positive effect on brain function and mental ability

  • lower cholesterol levels

  • reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease

  • improve blood circulation

  • protect the body from blood clots – strokes and heart attacks

  • stimulate the pancreas

  • heal urinary tract and kidney inflammations

  • reduce the risk of cancer

  • help prevent Alzheimer’s disease

The regular use of blueberries helps prevent and recover from illnesses such as:

  • diabetes

  • cardiovascular disease

  • varicose vein enlargement

  • diarrhoea and constipation

  • thrombosis, myocardial infarction

  • chronic cough and lung diseases


Interesting facts on blueberries:

  • The blueberry’s Latin name (Vaccinium angustifolium) comes from the Latin word vacca – cow, because in the year 1700, Captain James Cook noticed that cows are found of these berries.

  • When adding frozen blueberries to food, do not let them thaw! This will not only help retain the berries’ texture, but will also prevent them from colouring the food. 

  • In the USA, July is celebrated as National Blueberry Month. 

  • In the past, painters made purple paint from pine forest blueberries, and violet from spruce forest blueberries. 

  • Blueberry fields are rich in nectar. When they are in flower, bees carry about 2 kg of honey to each beehive. 

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