“Big Beautiful Delicious Blueberries!!”
Cherry Knoll Farm grows 10 different varieties of blueberries on 5.5 acres. These pampered, handpicked berries produce the delicious juice used to make the 100% blueberry wines and blueberry wine vinegar.
“The Healthy Fruit!”
Blueberries, the “Healthy Fruit”, have been known to nearly all cultures in history. When explorers came to America, American Indians were using the native blueberry for both food and medicinal purposes – they even dried them for winter eating and for treating upset stomach problems. More recently blueberries have been found useful in reducing insulin requirements of diabetics and in controlling urinary tract infections, and might be as good as commercially manufactured drugs in reducing bad cholesterol.
The US Department of Agriculture made the most exciting find in recent years in 1997: blueberries were found to have the highest level of antioxidant activity of any fruit or vegetable tested. Antioxidants combat the free radicals in the body – they come from smoking, air pollution, and the products of normal use of oxygen during respiration. Excess free radicals in the body are thought to cause cancer and most of the disorders associated with aging. Freezing does not reduce the antioxidant activity in blueberries. Eating 1/2 cup of blueberries daily will provide a large part of the antioxidant activity required to maintain health and delay aging.
“Can you believe it?” ~ So many health benefits contained in these little berries!!
Find specific articles about the health benefits of blueberries posted on our “More on The Healthy Fruit“ page.