EN on Foods

July 2001 Issue

Blueberries Pack an Antioxidant Wallop

The Folklore: Originally called star berries by Native Americans because of the star-shaped calyx on top, blueberries are one of only three fruits native to North America. (The others? Cranberries and grapes.). One of the first meals shared by Lewis and Clark with Native Americans of the Northwest is said to have been smoked, dried venison studded with wild blueberries.

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