Huckleberries are a favorite fruit for many — especially if you live in or around the Rocky Mountain region.
But did you know about these fun facts:
- Huckleberries are also found throughout eastern North America and the Andes and other mountainous regions of South America.
- The fruit is versatile in various foods or beverages, including jam, pudding, candy, pie, ice cream, muffins, pancakes, salad dressings, juice, tea, soup, and syrup.
- There are 83 calories in 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of huckleberries.
- Huckleberries are an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, iron, and a number of antioxidants.
- The health benefits of huckleberries include the ability to boost heart health, lower cholesterol, stop DNA damage, reverse aging, promote weight loss, and boost brain health. Considered a superfood, blueberries can help fight cancer, soothe inflammation, boost immunity, enhance digestion, and prevent hair loss.
- In the wild, huckleberries are consumed by bears, birds, coyotes, and deer.
- Huckleberries were traditionally collected by Native American and First Nations people along the Pacific coast, interior British Columbia, and Montana for use as food or traditional medicine.
- The huckleberry is the state fruit of Idaho.
Read more fun fact, and view huckleberry plant images on the original article: Interesting Facts About Huckleberries