About National Blueberry Day
July 8th is celebrated as National Blueberry Day to spread awareness about the health benefits of this fruit.
In addition to their great taste, Blueberries are rich in fibre and loaded with antioxidants. From lowering cholesterol to promoting a healthy heart, various studies claim that eating blueberries every day can make a positive change to one’s lifestyle.
Blueberries are native to North America, and have been a food source for 13,000 years. Native Americans were the first to recognize the versatility and health benefits of blueberries, using them for medicinal purposes and as a natural flavoring.
The first highbush blueberry bush was successfully cultivated for commercial production in the early 1900s, and today, nearly 1 billion pounds of blueberries are grown in North America each year.
Blueberries are certified as heart-healthy through the American Heart Association (AHA)® Heart-Check Food Certification Program!