Civil War and Blueberry Canning

The development of modern food preservation techiques, from Louis Pasteur’s works to the invention of home and industrial canning played a key role in the development of the blueberry industry. Canned wild blueberries were shipped to Union troops during the Civil War to prevent scurvy and became a food staple largley because of their convenience, ease of storage, and health benefits.


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