Useful for health and your own purse. During the first months of summer more than 400 tons of blueberries have been purchased from the population of the Minsk region.
The suppliers plan to pick 750 tons this season.
Despite predictions, the Belarusian National Union of Consumer Societies (Belkoopsoyuz) does not see obstacles to surpassing blueberry picking plans.
Most blueberries are exported. This is one of the most sought-after berries abroad. Among the regular customers is the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Scientists from China every year use "the black gold of Belarusian forests" in their studies.
The unique properties of blueberries are ideal for the production of hypoallergenic cosmetics.
Traditionally, Belarus exports a lot to the Russian market. In fact, not only the berries: fruits and vegetables are also in demand.