Il mirtillo, blueberry, Vaccinium myrtillus, is one of the richest natural sources of anthocyanins . Tali sostanze sono recognized as beneficial for modern human eye health , infatti anthocyanin-rich berries, and the anthocyanosides from berries are currently used in ophthalmology for their capacity to improve vision and prevent diabetic retinopathy .
Il frutto è una bacca nero-azzurrognola dal sapore leggermente acidulo.
Blueberries can be enjoyed in all sorts of ways: juiced, blended, raw in salads, as a snack, or cooked.
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