National Blueberry Pie Day

National Blueberry Pie DayNational Blueberry Pie Day

April 28th marks the celebration of National Blueberry Pie Day. The holiday coincides with the beginning of the blueberry season which runs from April until September. 

The first recorded recipe for blueberry pie was published in the Appledore Cook Book in 1872. Blueberries themselves were only domesticated from wild plants in the early 19th century as a result of Elizabeth Coleman White’s observations and Dr. Frederick V. Coville’s research. 

And it’s a good thing they did because blueberries are one of the most nutritious fruits on earth. They are packed with antioxidants and have been linked to blood pressure maintenance, blood sugar reductions, and even depression management. 

Before colonization, the native population of North America used blueberries, which are also called star berries, as a supplement throughout the year after drying and grinding the blueberries into powder. 

As for the pies themselves, it seems generally agreed upon that they originated in Maine as they specifically called for Maine blueberries. It’s no coincidence then that the national dessert of Maine is blueberry pie. 

Celebrate the long history of this super fruit in one of its most delectable forms by baking your own blueberry pie or picking one up from your favorite local bakery. There’s no wrong way to go for National Blueberry Pie Day on April 28th.

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