Fruit – Vegetable – Tropical Fruits
During the medieval period it was used as a medicinal plant.
Blueberries belong to the family of Erica. They grow on low, up to 50 cm high, unpretending, leaves throwing bushes. The blueberry shrub prefers sour, peaty ground as well as calciferous soils.
The fruits of the forest blueberry are about as large as peas, have a dark to black-blue colouring and usually are with a dusty white coating.
The blueberry is very savoury and contains a strong colouring with a crimson juice.
They are produced in Central and Northern Europe, Northern Asia and in North America.
From the beginning of June until the end of August.
The forest blueberry contains valuable citric acids, malic acids and other fruit acids and is very rich in minerals, especially in iron, tanning agents and vitamins. In addition, blueberries exhibit a particularly high content of anthocyanins, which contribute substantially to the stabilization of the immune system and delay the aging process.