Interesting Facts About Marionberries & Blueberries
- Named for Marion County, Oregon where they were first developed
- Marionberries are a cross between Chehalem and Olallieberry blackberries
- Marionberries are the most widely cultivated in the world
- Marionberries are rich in anti oxidants, vitamin A and C.
- Marionberries are high in phenolic acids, which are anti-carcinogenic agents.
- Frozen Marionberries are best if they are individually quick frozen which results in healthier fruit because it traps in the nutrients.
- Marionberries are thought to have superior flavor.
- There are over 450 varieties of blueberries.
- A half cup of blueberries has only 45 calories.
- Blueberries do not ripen once they are picked.
- Blueberry extract’s most effective use appears to be for improving microcirculation, which helps capillaries to the eyes and the mucous membranes of the digestive and pulmonary systems.
- Blueberries are the state fruit of New Jersey. Blueberry muffins are the state muffin of Minnesota.
- Blueberries are high in vitamin C & E.
- Blueberries are among the fruits with the highest antioxidant activity.
- Blueberries are sodium free and provide a great amount fiber.