Wild Blueberries in the News

  • November 13, 2016

    Where the wild things (blueberries) are

    The Wichita Eagle

    Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. have recently extolled the health benefits of Wild Blueberries. The nationally known experts suggest that those seeking foods that are super-good for you should eat Wild Blueberries. The article also sites a U.S. Department of Agriculture analysis stating that Wild Blueberries contain more than twice the antioxidants as their farm-grown cousins, and a Cornell University study that rated wild blueberries No. 1 in antioxidant activity.

  • September 30, 2016

    Are Wild Blueberries More Nutritious Than Farm-Raised?

    The New York Times

    NYT Wellness Blogger explores the nutritional differences between wild and cultivated blueberries.  The article sites Mary Ann Lila, director of the Plants for Human Health Institute at North Carolina State University, who says wild blueberries contain a greater number and variety of phytochemicals than cultivated blueberries, including up to 26 different anthocyanin compounds that help them survive in the rugged environment.

  • September 14, 2016

    Wild Blueberry, Lemon and Hazelnut Quick Bread

    Nourish. Breathe. Thrive

    Katie Cavuto of Nourish. Breathe. Thrive. loves Maine and the nutrient rich Wild Blueberries that grow there “wildly.” As her son heads to Kindergarten for the first time, gone are the lazy morning breakfasts of summer so she creates a delicious and easy-to-make Gluten Free Wild Blueberry Lemon and Hazelnut Quick Break, which she calls the perfect make-ahead-breakfast. Inspired by her trip to Maine, she adds nutrient dense Wild Blueberries to her wonderful recipe and ramps up the flavor because as she says there are thousands of varieties of Wild Blueberries growing on the barrens  which lends to the richness of the flavor you will find in a handful.

  • September 5, 2016

    Berry good: Robust demand for wild blueberries has New Brunswick cranking up production

    Atlantic Business Magazine

    New Brunswick’s Wild Blueberry output increased significantly from 2012 to 2014 (by 33 million pounds) which led to the building of a new hi-tech processing plant – the first of its kind.

  • August 26, 2016

    Food Technology Ingredients for Healthy Adolescents


    Today’s tweens and teens need proper nutrition for bone and muscle development, recovery from sports, cognition, and strong immune systems. Here is a look at some of the nutritional ingredients that may play beneficial roles during these developmental years (8–18 years), including protein, calcium, probiotics, prebiotics, whole grains, omega-3 fatty acids, Wild Blueberries and yeast beta-glucans.

  • August 25, 2016

    8 Wild Foods That Are Healthier Than Conventional


    Wild foods are gaining popularity in the United States. They’re grown in locations where they happened to simply land an offer more nutrition—with an intense and fuller flavor—versus conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. Expand your palate by giving one of these wild foods, including Wild Blueberries, a go, says Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, who writes a nutrition-focused blog, “The Eat List,” for WeightWatchers.com and is the former Senior Editor of Health, Weight Watchers Magazine, and WeightWatchers.com.

  • August 25, 2016

    Healthy Happy Life.com Going Wild in Maine! 10 Wild Blueberry Facts + My Fave Smoothie. #BlogTheBarrens Trip.


    Vegan food blogger, Kathy Patalsky had such an amazing time on her recent trip to the Wild Blueberry barrens of Maine. In this blog posts, catch her 10 Wild Blueberry Fun Facts while enjoying an adventure on the barrens, in the town of Bar Harbor and hiking Bubble Rock in Acadia National Park. Kathy also shares her #1 question – what’s the difference between non-organic wild blueberries and non-organic cultivated blueberries? You’ll have to read to find out the answer.

  • August 22, 2016

    Berry Eaters May be at Lower Risk of Diabetes: Meta-Analysis


    Data from almost 400,000 people suggests that consuming berries and the anthocyanins they contain may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus by 15-18%. The potential benefits could be linked to the antioxidant properties of anthocyanins in berries. Wild Blueberries have twice the antioxidants of regular blueberries.

  • August 22, 2016

    Delish Knowledge wild blueberry chia breakfast parfaits


    The Wild Blueberry barrens of Maine served as the perfect introduction to New England that Alexandra Caspero, RD, didn’t know she needed. While Alex crushed on the incredible town of Bar Harbor, Maine, she also fell hard for the Wild Blueberry – eating MORE in the past few weeks than past years combined. (Has she turned blue yet?) Explore how Alex’s barren adventure translates into this delicious Wild Blueberry parfait recipe.

  • August 22, 2016

    Why You Need Wild Blueberries in Your Life

    WCSH 6 News Center

    Did you know that Wild Blueberries are one of the healthiest fruits you can eat? They have double the antioxidants of regular blueberries, twice the fiber, and eight times the manganese. Because they are WILD, they have never been hybridized. Watch Nutrition Advisor Kit Broihier show us all the different ways you can use frozen Wild Blueberries in your daily meals, starting with smoothies.