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Huckleberry Fruit

Introduction of Huckleberry

            Scientific name - Gaylussacia brachycera

Huckleberry otherwise called hurtleberry is the native fruit of North America. The fruit appear in various dark colors such as red, blue and black and each berry measures 5-10mm in diameter. The fruit is completely edible and possesses a unique sweet taste. These berries are used as a major flavoring agent in juice, tea, soup, pudding, pie, pancakes and jam. It is also used for treating pain and healing heart disease and infections.

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Nutritional Value of Huckleberry

Calories 37
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Sodium 10 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9 g 3%
Protein 0.4 g 0%
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%

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Nutrition of Eating Huckleberries

It has high iron content and hence helps in better blood circulation

Helps to speed up the metabolism rate and promotes healthier muscle tone.

Since it is the good source of vitamin C it helps develop resistance to fight against immune deficiencies.

Its potassium content regulates water balance.

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Health Benefits of Huckleberry

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arrowHuckleberries help to prevent from cancer, heart diseases, diabetes.

arrowIt improves your immune system and keeps your hair and skin healthy.

arrowIt helps in treatment of all eye diseases.

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Huckleberry Tips

Huckleberries give out very unique taste when added with honey

It can be added to fruit salads

Leaves of huckleberry can be used for preparing tea.

It is also used in preparing jams, pies and preserves.

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