chocolate covered blueberries

Chocolate covered blueberries are becoming more and more popular as a nutritious and scrumptious treat.

They're served either as fresh chocolate covered fruit or as chocolate covered dried fruit.

Blueberries are perennial flowering plants related to cranberries and bilberries.
The fruit is a relatively small type of berry with a flared crown at the end.
They're light green when immature, then reddish-purple, and finally indigo.
When ripe, they have a sweet taste with varying levels of acidity.

The most common types sold are mainly native to North America.
Commercially, smaller species are referred to as "lowbush" or "wild" blueberries, and larger species are called "highbush".

Blueberry bushes typically bear fruit in the middle of the growing season, but are affected by local conditions.
The leaves can be either deciduous or evergreen.
The flowers are bell-shaped, white, pale pink or red, sometimes tinged greenish.

A chocolate covered blueberry just doesn't get the respect it deserves...

Research has shown that blueberries provide considerable health benefits:

  • Many of the chemicals found in blueberries restrict the process of cancer cell development and inflammation in vitro.
  • The skins of some species contain significant levels of resveratrol, similar to red grapes.
  • They may alleviate the cognitive deterioration that occurs in certain maladies of aging, such as Alzheimer's disease.
  • Blueberry leaves contain a chemical that can block replication of the hepatitis C virus.
  • They may help prevent urinary tract infections.
  • Animal studies found that consuming blueberries can possibly lower cholesterol and total blood lipid levels.
  • In older adults, supplementing with wild blueberry juice enhanced their memory and learning and reduced blood sugar and depression symptoms.

[Note: I am not, nor do I claim to be, a medical professional. None of the information presented above is intended to be, nor should it be construed as, medical advice.]

Now that you know all the wonderful benefits of blueberries, go get yourself some chocolate covered blueberries today!

chocolate covered blueberry

Return to Chocolate Covered Fruit

Return to Chocolate Covered Desserts

Return to the Home Page

Current Specials