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The production of highbush blueberries in Québec is relatively new. Initiated in the 1960s, it has never stopped growing, much like the ever rising popularity of these fruits. This craze can easily be understood due to the fact that these giant blueberries combine health benefits and great taste.
First of all, these fruits grow in clusters on shrubs, which allow blueberry lovers to pick them while standing. Their yield is also quite remarkable. These farmed blueberries come in several varieties, and the fruit production is spread over a six-week period. And no wonder they are called "giant blueberries" either, since they are 2 to 3 times larger than wild blueberries. Their diameter can reach that of a toonie!
What's more, blueberries mix business with pleasure - they are loaded with antioxidant compounds and contribute to the prevention of cancer, arteriosclerosis and degenerative diseases. They also have anti-inflammatory properties. They notably include minerals, vitamins and fibbers. Doctors recommend eating them regularly. A dream prescription that even kids will be happy to follow to the letter!
Ripe and freshly picked highbush blueberries are loaded with flavour. In fact, if you sometimes see protective nets over the fields, it is to drive away the birds, which cannot resist their exquisite taste either. Blueberries can be prepared a thousand ways and can easily be frozen. In addition, some producers have jumped on the green bandwagon and grow them entirely organically.