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As international notoriety grows, horticultural production is spurred. Anticipation of new markets for Vaccinium-derived nutraceuticals can lead to supply problems. For example, in the 1990s cranberry production increased in the U.S. and Canada, but demand failed to rise. In 2000, farmers received only ten cents per pound, compared with $0.80 in earlier years. New plantings of blueberries and bilberries are expected to have a similar effect on prices for those berries. Generally speaking, specified health claims for phytochemical activity of berries do not exist. "Dr. Blueberry" appears in Japanese products containing blueberries for health benefits, but as yet there is no Foods for Specified Health Use (FOSHU) claim approved for blueberry products.

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Berry Boosters

Acai, Maqui And Many Other Popular Berries That Will Change Your Life And Health. Berries have been demonstrated to be some of the healthiest foods on the planet. Each month or so it seems fresh research is being brought out and new berries are being exposed and analyzed for their health giving attributes.

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