Many Alaskans are wrapping up blueberry picking season and working on preserving their annual harvest.
But what’s in those little blue bundles? Answer: More than just a delicious, sweet and tart treat. And, believe it or not, they’re not even technically blueberries.
That’s according to University of Alaska Anchorage chemistry professor Colin McGill, who for years has been studying… what we’re going to continue calling blueberries.
McGill told Alaska Public Media’s Casey Grove that Alaska blueberries are unique, in taste and benefit to human health, including three main categories of healthy compounds.