Blueberry belongs to ‘Ericaceae’ family. It is also called bear grape, tea grape or likapa. Motherland is the Northern hemisphere. It is a grape-like fruit that grows in temperate climates.
Turkey has different varieties in the higher parts of the Black sea region.
Culture blueberries were found first in the United States in 1906. In 1920 with new varieties, in the United States first commercial gardens were established.
As is consumed as fresh fruit, it can be also consumed as fruit juice or cocktails with other fruit. It is used for make ice cream or fruity milk, is used in pastry, made jam-marmalade. In the pharmaceutical industry also, dry fruits, flowers, roots and leaves are used.
It is also indispensable for diet menu. It arranges blood sugar. According to the researchers, people who consume blueberries, more regular blood sugar is secreted.
It is caused to the urinary tract infections, a bacteria known as the ‘E-Coli’. It is sticky to the urinary tract and can not be thrown out. Blueberries are natural antibiotics and can clear the urinary tract from this bacteria.
It is rich , in terms of iportant nutrients such as vitamins A, B, C, selenium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, anthocyanins. This feature protects the brain and nerve cells and strengthens memory. Especially protects against alzheimer. In children, the learning capacity increases with regular consumption.
The fiber ratio is high. Especially lowers the level of bad cholesterol (LDL). The eNOS enzyme of this fruit has a high of level, thus preserving heart health. It also regulates the digestive system due to fiber content and solves the problem of constipation.
It can be said that it is a natural antidepressant. The darker the color of the fruit, the richer the nutrient value it has.
Especially protects from colon, liver and uterine cancer. Because it contains pterostilbene, ellagic acid and plenty of vitamin C.
It contains high levels of anthocyanin and may prevent vision loss. It is beneficial for eye diseases such as Macular degeneration, cataracts, myopic.
Take care to consume a bowl of blueberries a day. This will repair the damage given by old age and strengthen the memory.
It is also, do not forget to blueberry to add in your diet menu!
I will give you a drink recipe:
It is especially for your children. It will be vitamin, love, information for your children.
A water glass of milk, a spoonful of honey, half a water glass of blueberries and a few walnuts will be stir in the blender. If you want, you can add a few pieces of ice in the summer.