Big favorite for me is Blueberry, which are beautiful, tasty and super healthy berries!
The blueberries thrive best in spruce forest and are a typical shadow plant, 17% of Sweden's surface is covered by blueberry rice.
Blueberry rice blooms in early summer in May - June in south of Sweden and in the north in August. Then it is perfect to pick the leaves and dry just like you do with the blueberries.
The blueberry has a thin wax film that protects the berries from moisture and dehydration!
Blueberries have a major impact on the biodiversity of forests and
are an important help for the survival of many species.
You will not find the berries at the top in the forrest, but in the perfect position down on the ground where it can be reached by all kinds of animals. The rice is grazed by deer, elk, bumblebees and butterflies drink nectar from the flowers and capercaillie find caterpillars on the branches of the rice which is a nutritious food for them.
* Magnesium, potassium, substances that are important for a healthy heart but also for the nervous system.
* Full of antioxidants, manganese, calcium, iron, B - vitamin, vitamin C and Vitamin B6.
* ANTOCYANIN - a powerful antioxidant that gives plants a strong red, blue or violet color. Does inflammation inhibitory, cholesterol lowering and vascular dilation. Protects against cardiovascular diseases, as they prevent fats from oxidizing in the blood.
Because blueberries contain fiber, it keeps blood sugar at an even level.
This in turn can prevent both diabetes, weight gain and relieves the sweet craving. The pectins in blueberries form a gele-like consistency in the intestine, it affects the rate at which nutrients are absorbed into the intestine.
Blueberries are the most effective probiotics imaginable that nourish benign bacteria and other microorganisms in the gut.
For example at a bowl of berries and raw honey...
There are plenty of flavonoids in the berries, a substance that can reduce the risk of various diseases. Like Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, etc.
Blueberries are good for your eyesight, protecting your eyes against aging processes by strengthening blood vessels. Strengthens the eye tissue, increases blood circulation, prevents eye cataracs. Stabilizes the levels of collagen, facilitates the production of pigments and therefore good against cataracts.
* Blueberries are anti-inflammatory, blood cleansing, improves healing and good to prevent varicose veins.
* Good for neurons both in the brain and in the eye.
powerful antioxidants that act as protective substances for our cells. It is the intense blue dye in the blueberry that is most active.
ANTOSYANIN - FLAVONOIDS counteract high blood pressure. Beneficial phenolic compounds have a strong antioxidant effect and counteract cardiovascular diseases.
Also counteracts memory loss, promotes the ability of brain cells to communicate with each other.
Picking and eating berries on a sunny day, it gives power to the adrenal glands and helps balance your blood sugar.
However, if you eat the berries on a cloudy day, you will stimulate the cleansing of the liver.
Want to get extra energy and energy for the rest of your day eat a handful of berries between your meals!
Blueberries are effective natural remedy against digestive disorders and diares;
Fresh blueberries good if you got constipation or hard stomach, usually get the stomach going. But if you want to prevent a loose stomach, you should eat dried blueberries.
In case of digestive problems, I find that the easiest way is to chew on dried blueberries or make a light stilling tea'.... Pour a cup of boiling water over 1-2 teaspoons of blueberry leaves, strain and drink warm 1-2 times / day.
* If you eat just over 1 cup blueberry / day it is said that you get better coordination and balance!
Wild blueberry trump is Antocyan compounds, giving the blueberries their blue color.
Contains plenty of vitamins and minerals. There is a quadruple amount of anthocyane unlike the cultivated American blueberries.
"Dry the blueberries in the oven for 50 degrees about 12 hours on a baking sheet!"
In food, the taste of blueberries is processed...
A combination of artificial taste and dyes, sugar, starch, corn syrup, oil.
The real thing blueberry always tastes best, I think ...
** It's not just in the food that blueberries are useful but... The blueberries are used to dye texstilier, wool and veneer.
**In pharmacies, dried blueberries were sold as a remedy for fever.
** Blueberry rice can be used as a tanning agent in leather preparation.
** For a long time back, blueberries were also used as preservatives
when you dried meat.
It is possible to make a lot of scrums of blueberries... Pies, muffins, smoothies, blueberry blueberry cream, jam, etc.
If you do not have a garden, it is so good to grow on the balcony!
The blueberries have a shallow root system, it allows you to grow them in a
Blueberries cross-pollinate which means they want other blueberry plants around them. There are different blueberry varieties eg. there is "Barklie", "Emil", "Putte", or "Northblue" ... just to choose!
Good and important that you rinse your blueberries before eating them !! If you rinse the blueberries too soon before using them, the water causes the berries to soften and destroy.
Good to know...
The blueberries can be mistaken for a berry called ODON, but it's easy to see the difference. ODON has blunt leaves, blue dewy on the underside and the juice of the tasteless berries is colorless.
The blueberries have pointed leaves and are green underneath, the juices from the berries are violet. You can also see the branches on which the berries grow ... ODON has thin gray-brown branches, more tall than those of blueberries, and it grows unlike blueberries on moist soil. The blueberries have green and angular branches. ODON is considered more of an emergency food!
Blueberries have also been referred to as SKRALLEBERRIES - You can't deny if you have eaten blueberries, your lips revealed you!