Vaccinium angustifolium or corymbosum
French : bleuet
Origin: North America
The Native Indians particularly prized the blueberry, since they believed the Great Spirit had sent this fruit with the star-shaped flower to assuage the hunger of their children in times of famine. The Hurons would dry them and pulverize them into a paste which they combined with corn, honey and water to make a pudding called "sautauthig." Blueberries were also added to bannock and dried smoked meats as a vitamin supplement.
A relative of the bilberry, this fruit grows on bushes and is round, smooth-skinned and about 8 mm in diameter.
Photo : MSCOMM / ID : 39788347 Oleg Vydyborets
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