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Wild B.C. shrub produces contender for world’s healthiest berry


March 14, 2018
By CBC News

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Move over, blueberries. A new University of Victoria study suggests the tiny fruit of a wild shrub that grows abundantly in B.C. is a contender for the healthiest berry on the planet.

UVic biologist Peter Constabel’s research found that berries of the salal plant beat blueberries hands-down for two key compounds associated with health benefits. The study is published this month in the international journal of plant chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology, Phytochemistry. | READ MORE

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