Looking for a natural superfood?
Look no further than Wild Blueberries.
If you’re looking for a natural super-source, look to Oxford Frozen Foods – Canada’s largest and most advanced supplier of frozen wild blueberries.
Below are some answers to your questions about nature’s tiny, delicious, blue wonders.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between cultivated and Wild Blueberries?
NATURALLY HEALTHIER AND TASTIER
Wild Blueberries have grown naturally for thousands of years before science created their cultivated cousins in the twentieth century. Though smaller than cultivated blueberries, Wild Blueberries pack a more intense flavour and twice the anti-oxidants of cultivated.
Are the Wild Blueberries harvested and packaged by Oxford Frozen Foods truly wild?
NEVER PLANTED, NEVER PAMPERED
Yes. Our Wild Blueberries are a native North American plant and grow spontaneously as ground cover in the glacial soils of forest clearings found across the Canadian Maritimes, northeastern U.S., and elsewhere. They aren’t planted like cultivated berries and all other farmed foods.
What and where is Oxford, Nova Scotia?
THE BLUEBERRY CAPITAL OF CANADA
Oxford is a small town located in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia just 40 kilometers from the New Brunswick border. It’s the centre of the large Wild Blueberry growing region encompassing Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Maine, and beyond.
Where can I find Oxford Wild Blueberries?
You’ll find our berries in major Canadian grocery chains, and many specialty food retailers too. Whether under our own brand, or those of our many private label partners, you can count on Oxford Wild Blueberries for freshness, health, and amazing taste.
Does freezing reduce the health & taste benefits of Wild Blueberries?
GOODNESS, LOCKED-IN FOR GOOD
No, not at all. At Oxford, we’ve perfected our Individually-Quick-Frozen method (IQF) that essentially stops time for our berries, so they remain at their peak of flavour, freshness, and health benefits. Best of all, IQF freezing makes their goodness available to you year-round.
Why do Wild Blueberries taste better than cultivated blueberries?
DIVERSITY IS DELICIOUS
Wild Blueberries are naturally genetically diverse, unlike genetically narrow cultivated blueberries. With hundreds of Wild Blueberry varietals blending together over time and present in every berry, the result is a powerful, complex taste that cultivated, single-varietal berries just can’t match.
Why are anti-oxidants so important?
FIGHTING DISEASE ONE CELL AT A TIME
Diets containing foods with high antioxidant values such as fruits and vegetables are associated with a reduced risk of chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Anti-oxidants help fight these foes by neutralizing the cell-damaging free radicals produced by our own metabolism.
Watch for our Wild Blueberry television commercials on the Food Network, the Women’s Network, HGTV, the Cooking Channel, Global Television, TSN and the Winter Olympics!
GET MORE WILD
For scrumptious Wild Blueberry recipes from the simple to the surprising, and to learn more about nature’s original superfood, visit wildblueberries.com