EN on Foods

June 2005 Issue

Bet on Blueberries for a Boost
To Health

The Folklore. For centuries, Native Americans gathered blueberries to eat, and to use as medicine for the blood and for treating coughs. The Findings. Blueberries are rich in compounds that today’s researchers believe have medicinal properties, including anthocyanin, the pigment that gives the blueberry its rich, dark hue.

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