10 Blueberry Recipes for National Blueberry Month in July

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July is National Blueberry Month because it is the peak of the harvest season. Maine is the blueberry production capital of North America and produces almost 100% of all berries harvested in the country. Check out these other facts about blueberries:

  • Blueberries are one of the only natural foods that are truly blue in color.
  • The blueberry industry of North America ships over 500 metric tons of fresh berries to Japan each year and over 100 metric tons to Iceland.
  • Blueberries are naturally low in both fat and sodium.
  • The berries contain more antioxidants than most other fruits or vegetables and may help prevent damage caused by cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s.
  • Blueberries grow best in acidic soil at a pH of four to five and make a good container plant.
  • Minnesota claims the blueberry muffin as its official state muffin and New Jersey claims the berry as its official state fruit.
  • The annual harvest of North American blueberries would cover a four lane highway from Chicago to New York if spread out in a single layer.

Here are some of our favorite blueberry recipes:

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