Antioxidant-packed blueberries to be grown in Peru’s highlands

(LIP-ir) — Sierra Exportadora, a social program begun by Peru’s president Alan Garcia to help poor people in the Andes make their way out of poverty by exporting their goods, announced that it would introduce highly profitable fruits into the market.

According to Sierra Exportadora, fruits such as blueberries are considered 21st century fruits around the world because of the health benefits they offer.

The program announced that it had reached an agreement with one of the world’s largest berry producers and explained that it would establish farms on Peruvian soil to grow and sell five different types of blueberries to the world.

According to USDA studies, compared with more than 20 other fruits, blueberries have the highest antioxidant capacity per serving.

The quantity of antioxidants foods have has become an important topic because of their ability to help our bodies protect against disease and age-related health risks.

Sierra Exportadora specialists have assured that Peruvian soil is adequate for the cultivation and production of blueberries, stating that this will provide countless opportunities for farmers in Peru’s highlands.