The Wild Blueberry
Properties of the “Superfruit”
These berries are delicious! They are enjoyed in desserts, in cereal bowls, in juice, plain or simply spread. Whether wild, fresh, frozen or transformed into tasty artisanal products, the blueberries have many health benefits.
Particularly rich in vitamin C, the blue pearl of berries is also the champion of antioxidants and their consumption could prevent several diseases. It is granted the greatest virtues against aging-related disorders such as cardiovascular diseases, some cancers, balance and coordination disorders in addition to possessing great anti-inflammatory qualities.
Studies show that blueberries could play a preventive role against Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases even having the power to make them regress. It also prevents urinary tract infections. In addition, the benefits of blueberries are recognized in terms of vision by reducing eye fatigue, improving night acuity and preventing blindness.
The Benefits of Blueberries
Here is a range of other antioxidant and neuroprotective benefits of the pearl of the :
- Contributes to the prevention of some cancers and degenerative diseases
- Improves short-term memory;
- Halts the decline of brain functions associated with aging
- Prevents eye diseases by slowing the processes of diabetic retinopathy and angiopathy, glaucoma and cataracts
- Treats inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat
- Strengthens the capillaries and improves the contractile function of the vessels
- Favors the lowering of blood lipids
- Helps to lower blood glucose (hypoglycemic)
- Reduce diarrhea (dried fruit only).
Blueberries also find their place in the history of folk medicine. In the past, the roots were infused to soothe women during childbirth and blueberry syrup was used as a cough remedy. Blueberries of North America and their European cousins have long been associated with having good eyesight. Modern science is just beginning to uncover what ancient cultures have long known: blueberries have many health benefits.
Blueberries have beneficial properties for health... Let's add them to our menu without hesitation. They will enhance them in addition to offering us the greatest gift there is: health!
Harvest and Production
By perpetuating a tradition from our ancestors, the delicious flavors appreciated in the kitchen emerge from the products that are born under the hands of the passionate artisans of Délices du Lac-Saint-Jean. Regardless of the product, the pairings of flavors testify to the constant quest to enhance the blueberry, which remains fine and delicate on the palate.
Processed and marketed in their workshop-boutique nestled on the little main street in Albanel, Quebec, Délices du Lac-Saint-Jean offers its customers a wide range of local and organic products made using respectful processing methods of the environment. The products meet high quality standards. The use of preservative, coloring or artificial flavoring being prohibited, nutritional values are retained.
Each year, when picking time comes, the owners go to the field to harvest the small fruit which then reveals its sweet flavors.
Our sustainable development policy
Délices du Lac is committed to transmitting the authenticity of local products while ensuring the proper conservation of the region's natural resources. To know more, consult our Sustainable Development Policy.