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African Blue grows and markets a number of blueberry varieties, which are developed exclusively through Costa’s blueberry breeding program.  The Costa breeding team carefully develops and selects varieties that have good adaptation to Morocco and perform highly with respect to  flavour and fruit quality outcomes.

Benefits of blueberries

As far as flavour and nutritional value go, blueberries are a standout superfood.  High in antioxidants, they 


deliver many health benefits – and they are delicious atop breakfast cereals, in salads or simply on their own.

Blueberries are very high in antioxidants, which are shown to help neutralise the ‘free radicals’ that cause cancer, heart disease and other age-related illnesses.

  • With relatively low GI value, blueberries can help regulate blood sugar levels.

  • Antioxidants in blueberries are linked to increased eye and retina health.

  • Blueberries contain a compound that assists with urinary tract health and can prevent infection.

  • Low in calories and high in potassium.

  • High source of Vitamin C, E and fibre.

  • Blueberries help boost insulin sensitivity for prevention against the onset of type 2 Diabetes.

  • The antioxidant compounds in blueberries protect against inflammation.

  • The minerals potassium, copper, iron, zinc and manganese are all found in blueberries, and together they help control blood pressure.

  • Blueberries help clear neuro toxins in the brain, which may delay memory loss.

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