In fact, outside the U.S. the bilberry is sometimes referred to as a blueberry. True blueberries, however, are native to the United States, whereas bilberries are native to Northern Europe and certain parts of North America and Asia. Both berries possess health-promoting antioxidant compounds, vitamins and minerals.
Are blueberries good for losing weight?
Recent study findings suggest that blueberries may influence genes which regulate fat-burning and storage, helping reduce abdominal fat and lower cholesterol. When combined with a low-fat diet, blueberries might also lower triglycerides and improve blood sugar levels, each benefits of a comprehensive weight loss plan.
Are wild blueberries edible?
Foraging for Edible Wild Plants: A Field Guide to Wild Berries. Wild berries consist of identifiable favorites like blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, cranberries and less familiar varieties such as elderberries, chokecherries, bunchberries, wintergreen and snowberries.
What fruit has cyanide in it?
The seeds (also known as pits or kernels) of stone fruits, such as apricots, cherries, plums, and peaches, do contain a compound called amygdalin, which breaks down into hydrogen cyanide when ingested. And, yes, hydrogen cyanide is definitely a poison. But you can relax: The recipe calls for the seeds to be roasted.