Similar to blueberries, with a slightly acid flavor that will make delicious desserts and sherbets! The andean blueberry is a wild, small-sized fruit that comes from the blueberry family Ericaceae. It is also known as mortillo, arganzón and red currant, among others.
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ANDEAN BLUEBERRY IS…
A NATURAL SOURCE OF DIETARY FIBER
Half a cup of Andean blueberries provides 7% of the recommended daily intake of dietary fiber. Eating fiber will help you control your weight by keeping you fuller for longer. Fiber also aids digestion and helps prevent constipation.
A NATURAL SOURCE OF VITAMIN C
One serving (85 grams) of Andean blueberries provides 4% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C. This vitamin is essential for skin, bones, and connective tissue, plus it increases iron absorption.
The Andean blueberry, or “agraz,” is a species that adapts to different climates. It is believed to have originated in France, but it is present in many parts of Colombia, especially in the Tolima region. Did you know that Colombia is the only country that has two annual harvests of this berry? This is due to the variety of temperatures in the country. Andean blueberries are consumed fresh, in juices and smoothies, jams, wine, ice cream and pastries. Some say that people who consume this fruit have less risk of suffering from heart disease and cancer. Conventional wisdom predicts that those who dream of this berry will be visited by relatives or friends.