Neotropical Blueberries : Extreme Superfruits

Blueberry - neotropical - cavendishia grandifolia

Step aside Goji Berry.

Move along Acai Berry.

Turn in your cape Pomegranate.

You’re not so super anymore.

Not since scientists discovered  two species of Neotropical Blueberries - Cavendishia grandifolia and Anthopterus wardii that are so super…that they can longer be called Superfruits.

They’re Extreme Superfruits.

Blueberry - neotropical - Anthopterus wardii

According to the researchers, these two species of wild blueberries (native to the tropical regions of Central and South America) contain two to four times more antioxidants than the blueberries sold in U.S. markets.

“We consider these two species of neotropical blueberries to be extreme superfruits with great potential to benefit human health,” said study author Dr. Edward Kennelly.

Of course, both of these species are wild and not commercially available….today.

But you can bet that within 12 months, we’re going to see bottles of Organic Neotropical Blueberry juice on the shelves of your local Whole Foods…for about $8.99 per bottle.



Douglas Robb

Doug Robb is a personal trainer, a fitness blogger and author, a competitive athlete, and a student of nutrition and exercise science. He's also the co-founder of the Hive Health Media. Since 2008, Doug has expanded his impact by bringing his real-world experience online via the health & fitness blog – Health Habits.

2 thoughts on “Neotropical Blueberries : Extreme Superfruits

  • July 20, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    I love Blueberries!! Wisconsin Blueberries are the best.

  • July 17, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Does Neotropical Blueberries contain more antioxidants than acai berry?
    Nice to know a new species of fruit has become known to men.


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