Get Ready for National Blueberry Month in July!
There are tens of thousands of recipes dedicated to blueberries for every meal imaginable, and there are countless festivals across the country celebrating the delicious, healthy, and plump little berry that people around the world love so much.
Next month, July will be National Blueberry Month. But did you know there are several other days dedicated to specific blueberry favorites? January 28 is National Blueberry Pancake Day, March 10 is National Blueberry Popover Day, April 28 is National Blueberry Pie Day (that's a big one!), May 26 is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day, July 11 is National Blueberry Muffin Day, and there is even a National Blueberry Popsicle Day on September 2.
Is it a surprise that blueberries are so celebrated? Not really. Blueberries have been around North America for over 13,000 years, and have proven to be one of the most popular fruits in the world. Blueberries are incredibly delicious, and they have multiple health benefits. They're also very low in calories, so people don't have to worry about their waistlines so much.
Recognizing blueberries' sustenance, early Native Americans ate blueberries and even used them as a medicine. When the Pilgrims arrived, they quickly adopted blueberries as a staple in their new-world diet.
Apparently, the early Native Americans were on to something. Blueberries are packed with multiple vitamins, minerals, & nutrients in addition to being loaded with antioxidants, which are known to fight cancer and stave off aging.
So know that when you are gobbling down some delicious blueberries this coming July (National Blueberry Month), you are not only treating your palate, but you are treating your body to one of the most ancient and healthiest foods there is.