National Blueberry Muffin Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Blueberry Muffin Day

National Blueberry Muffin Day 2020 is observed on 11 July 2020 to enjoy the delicious American treat and to encourage the people to add more blueberries in their diet for its enormous health benefits. Get the information about the history of National Blueberry Muffin Day, facts, quotes & how to celebrate the National Blueberry Muffin Day 2020 from this article.

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National Blueberry Muffin Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Blueberry Muffin Day

National Blueberry Muffin Day 2020

National Blueberry Muffin Day is celebrated annually on July 11th across the country. National Blueberry Muffin Day is aimed to celebrate one of the culinary delight and the people's all-time favourite blueberry muffins. On this National Blueberry Muffin Day, let's take an excuse and eat as much as the blueberry muffin as a breakfast or tea time snack or both. 

Blueberry muffins are commonly consumed and are the most popular type of muffin in the United States of America. Blueberry muffin recipes are well-liked breakfast or tea time recipes due to their sweet taste and small size. Blueberry muffins are made up of baking powder, flour, frozen blueberries, butter, egg, salt as a seasoning ingredient. It could be used with various toppings, forms, size, and sweetness.

What is the history of National Blueberry Muffin Day?

The creator and the history of the National Blueberry Muffin Day are unknown. In their native countries, Europeans used berries in muffins, cakes, and baked goods, called bilberries. However, upon arrival in North America, they learned that there were no bilberries available. Instead, wild blueberries were found growing and plentiful. Native Americans also used such berries in cooking. Others have suggested that European immigrants have started to use the wild blueberries in their baking, like muffins, instead of bilberries.

Remember the powerhouse the blueberry is while eating a tasty blueberry muffin. Both wild and cultivated blueberries are native to North America. In 1911, Elizabeth White worked with the USDA botanist Frederick Coville to recognize wild plants with the most desirable properties, cross the bushes, and produce bright new blueberry varieties. In 1916, Coville and White harvested and sold the first commercial blueberries grown from Whitesbog, N.J. These blueberry muffins deserve a day because of the natural sweetness in the blueberries and delicious taste, unlike the other muffins. 

What are the benefits of blueberries?

Blueberries are the Vaccinium and subgenus Cyanococcus genus' most popular berries. They are wildly popular, delicious, and nutritious. They are often branded as a superfood, low in calories, and incredibly good for the body. Blueberries have high amounts of antioxidants, Vitamin B, Vitamin A, Copper, and Vitamin C. Some of the health benefits are listed below.

  • It reduces DNA damage that can protect aging and cancer

  • Blueberries protect cholesterol in the blood

  • It can reduce blood pressure 

  • Blueberries may help to prevent heart attack

  • Blueberries can help to improve memory

  • It promotes skin health

  • Maintains the bone health

  • Promotes healthy digestion, weight loss

  • Anthocyanins may have anti-diabetes effects 

  • Can help combat infections in the urinary tract

How to observe the National Blueberry Muffin Day?

On this National Blueberry Muffin Day, buy freshly baked muffins and enjoy it with the family. Some other ways to celebrate this day are

  • Try out blueberry muffins recipes and have it as tea time snacks with your loved ones

  • Learn some tips and tricks to get the perfect blueberry muffins

  • Share the prepared blueberry muffins with friends and relatives

  • Use #NationalBlueberryMuffinDay on social media and share the celebration of Blueberry Muffin Day

Blueberry Muffin - Facts

  • The blueberry muffin is Minnesota's official muffin

  • If all the blueberries that were grown in one year in North America were spread out in a single layer, they would cover a four-lane highway extending from New York to Chicago

  • The blueberry is US's second most popular berry

  • Blueberries contain anthocyanin, great for eyesight

  • Blueberries contain large amounts of both antibacterial and antiviral compounds and have a reputation for combating infections in northern Europe. They will help protect against heart disease as well

  • Native Americans call the blueberries as 'star berries'

  • Blueberries are one of the only natural blue foods in colour

  • There are about 30 different species of blueberries growing across different regions

  • Michigan is the number one state growing highbush blueberry with farmers growing over 100 million pounds of blueberries per year

  • On blueberries, the white, powdery material is called "bloom." Bloom represents that berries are fresh one

  • Blueberries grow in clusters and vary from a small pea to marble in size

Blueberry & Muffin - Quotes

Blueberries, strawberries and blackberries are true superfoods. Naturally sweet and juicy, berries are low in sugar and high in nutrients - they are among the best foods you can eat. - Joel Fuhrman

You'll never regret eating blueberries or working up a sweat. - Jacquelyn Mitchard

There are eyes, to be sure, that give no more admission into the man than blueberries. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

My last meal on Earth, I would love it to be a bowl of blueberries with cold cream. - Rene Redzepi

I believe the world to be a muffin pan, and there certainly are a lot of muffins here. – Aaron Funk

One should always eat muffins quite calmly. It is the only way to eat them. - Oscar Wilde

Its always nice to have a stud muffin at the table. - Janet Evanovich

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National Blueberry Muffin Day 2020 - FAQ

1. Where do blueberry muffins originate from?  

The origin of blueberry muffin recipes began with the introduction of muffins in England in the 18th century. In no time, muffins had started selling by the muffin men as a tea time snack in the streets of London.

 

2. What does blueberries do for the body?

These berries are also rich in potassium and vitamin C, filled with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, making them the top pick for doctors and nutritionists. They can not only reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, they 're also anti-inflammatory.

 

3. Are muffins healthy or unhealthy?  

Muffins are poorly reputed to be very high in calories , fat and sugar. Although several stores purchased muffins hold a large amount of calories-usually about 400 calories or more.

 

4. How much blueberries should you eat a day?  

Recent research suggests that eating a cup of blueberries a day reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Regular intake of 150 g of blueberries decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 15 percent.