Maine is an adventure to come home to. And for wild blueberries, this has been true for over 10,000 years. These hardy berries are perfectly comfortable in terrain best described as inhospitable, and weather that goes a little bit beyond that. Full of antioxidants, bursting with flavor—the resilience of wild blueberries makes them a superfood born from the wilderness of Maine, made to make your life more delicious.
It started with glaciers and was born from the barrens—unlike ordinary blueberries, wild blueberries are not planted, they only grow wild, where Mother Nature put them. The harsh climate in Maine is what gives wild blueberries their high level of anthocyanins (the deep blue in the skin), delivering an antioxidant punch and potent blueberry taste that ordinary blueberries just can’t match.
With each harvest the story continues, as millions of little miracles ripen on the ground ready to be picked each summer. Whether raking them by hand to eat right now, or pulling them out of the freezer to enjoy throughout the year, the story of the wild blueberry belongs to each and every one of us who choose to be wild.
A superfood that was born wild
Wild blueberries are known to be one of America’s oldest indigenous crops, and when it comes to heart health and cancer prevention, healthy eating advocates say this delicious little fruit can make a big impact. Here’s why the TODAY show is wild about wild blueberries!
Impact of Wild
There’s so much to love when it comes to going wild, from supporting small family harvesters to healthy diets. Wild blueberries have been linked to cardiovascular and brain health for years—with 33% more deep purply blue anthocyanins and 2x the antioxidants of ordinary blueberries. Considering all this good comes from a native fruit maintained by generations of dedicated stewards, it makes all the sense in the world to choose wild when picking your blueberry.
Taste the Difference
Wild blueberries bring amazing flavor to every dish or drink, especially smoothies. Discover more than 100 great smoothie recipes to take your smoothie-making game to the next level—get a little wild!