July is National Blueberry Month! These itty bitty berries are sometimes called a superfood because they have lots of vitamins, antioxidants, dietary fiber, and they taste super too! Blueberries are grown commercially in 26 states in the United States1 and lots of people grow them in their gardens, or hunt for wild blueberries so you can find them all across the country in stores, at farmers markets, or in the woods. Bears like to eat wild blueberries too, so be mindful if you live where there are wild things and go berry picking.
Blueberries are a nutritious and low-calorie food, and can be part of a healthy summer meal plan any time of day. From blueberry pancakes to blueberry salsa, these tasty berries fit into any meal!
How you do enjoy blueberries? Whether you eat them fresh off the blueberry bush, frozen in a smoothie, or preserved in jam, be sure to share with the people you love!