When we think of a blueberry bush, we generally think of a cultivated blueberry bush, which stands in straight rows and taller than the average person.  These are referred to as “highbush.”

Wild blueberry bushes are referred to as “lowbush.” They spread low and wide through runners, covering fields in a random manner. 

Cultivated blueberries take careful planning and planting, whereas wild blueberries grow naturally in fields and rocky hills called barrens. No one plants wild blueberries; they’ve grown naturally for thousands of years.

For the consumer, the most notable difference between wild and cultivated blueberries probably lies in nutritional content. Click here to read about the health benefits of wild blueberries. 

Lets compare both types.

WILD BLUEBERRIES (LOWBUSH)- Vaccinium angustifolium

* Small shrubs that grow no larger than 2 ft

* They are not planted and grow closer to the ground and spread by rhizomes wherever mother nature intends them to grow. 

* Taste: Wild Blueberries have a more intense, sweet and tangy taste than cultivated blueberries

* Smaller size: wild blueberries offer a higher skin-to-pulp ratio; meaning less water and more antioxidant-rich pigments, more fiber, and more intense blueberry flavour per serving.

* More antioxidants: 33% more brain healthy anthocyanins and 2x the antioxidant capacity of ordinary blueberries. Anthocyanin, is believed to protect against brain ageing and promote vision health. Click here for research on this topic.

Do Wild Blueberries grow in Australia?

No, which is why we have sourced it from the most purest lands that Wild Blueberries grow on in Canada.


* Tall shrubs that can reach a height of 8 ft

* Are planted and grow on bushes 

* Taste: Cultivated blueberries are larger in size, with a more bland flavour than the naturally more complex wild flavour profile.

* Bigger size: Cultivated blueberries contain a higher percentage of water content, which means less antioxidant-rich pigments from the skin, less fiber and less intense flavour per serving.

* Less antioxidants: Like wild blueberries, cultivated blueberries contain phytochemicals called flavonoids, which deliver antioxidant protection to our cells. However, if you want the biggest antioxidant bang for your blueberry, go wild!

What is a serving size of wild blueberries?

1/2 cup of fresh/frozen wild blueberries or ½ teaspoon of Puresia Organic Wild blueberry Powder.


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