Blueberries, they’ve been around forever, right? Well, maybe not. Did you know the commercial farming of blueberries is fairly recent? They were first sold as a commercial crop in 1911. Originally, explorers noted blueberries in the wild but called them star berries because of the little star on top and used them as a dye. Since then blueberries have grown exponentially, becoming the second most popular fruit! But even more recently, blueberries have seen an incredible spike. Why, might you ask? One word: Superfood.
Superfood is a trendy word, recently popping up in the last few years that simply describes food that has a lot of great nutrients and is good for your health. Sorry, no special powers, just great benefits. Blueberries are considered a superfood because they are a great source of Vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus, iron, and fiber, phew! Blueberries are also known to contain disease-fighting antioxidants that can help prevent heart disease and improve brain health, sign us up!
It’s no wonder there’s been a rise in blueberry popularity. In fact, the use of blueberries in new product development has seen a 101% growth over the past 10 years globally. Unfortunately, many of these companies trying to capitalize on the blueberry health mania aren’t using real blueberries. Lucky for you, Mason Dixie Blueberry & Lemon Scones let you get your blueberry fix naturally since we only use real ingredients and real blueberries. So, go get your blueberry on!