Thursday, January 17, 2013

Fact of the Day: Star Berry

Native Americans once called blueberries "star berries". The reason is that the blossom forms a perfect five-point star. 

19 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Well, I call them "juicy berries", lol.

Pilar Domínguez said...

I prefer the original name, it´s more "poetical"?Kisses:)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

In Spain we call Arándanos .. Liquor is made with them .. Liquor blueberries .. Prefer to consume strawberries and blackberries .. Greetings ..

Crazy for fashion said...

True! is like a star! <3<3

Em-Musing said...

The name makes sense.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Whatever they're called...they're delicious!

A Beer for the Shower said...

What a pretty name. I like that better than blueberry. Seems so... dumbed down.

Dana said...

I've noticed that star but didn't know this. Cool!

Pat Hatt said...

like the name better too.

Anna and Klaudia said...

interesting fact :)

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MEcoy said...

another cool trivia adam keep it up

CraveCute said...

Perfectly named! From now on that's what I will call them! A star-berry liqueur sounds divine!

s.c said...

Funny fact. Well its random i suppose.

DEZMOND said...

it's my fave fruit. I drink blueberry juice like other people drink champagne.

Caramella said...

That's cute. Must stock up on blueberries...they're full of antioxidants and are good for the eyes apparently!

Saucy Siciliana said...

They're gorgeous! I love blueberries but here in Sicily I don't always find them. I use them for cheesecake or for cupcakes.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I like that, and this makes me want some blueberries.

xoRobyn

Maria said...

Fascinating Adam.

Teddi said...

i love blueberries! i thought it was an apple that had a star inside when you cut it in half horizontally?