Friday, August 20, 2010

Blueberries a Big Hit in South Korea

VOANews: Blueberries a Big Hit in South Korea

The reputation of blueberries as a so-called "super-food" has created a boom in South Korea. People here are increasingly consuming the vitamin-rich fruit because of research contending blueberries may help ward off cancer, heart disease, strokes, infections, and other ailments. The berries were virtually unseen on the Korean peninsula until just a few years ago, but that has changed. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman traveled to Naekanri in Gyeonngi province to learn more about Korea's growing appetite for all things blueberry.

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