- berry has a sweet taste when mature.
- berry can be dried for storage.
- berries can be boiled in water and spread to dry as a cake.
- juice from boiled berries can be cooled to make a jelly.
- varieties in Nunavut are Velvetleaf blueberry (Vaccinium myrtilloides), Dwarf blueberry (Vaccinium caespitosum) and Bog blueberry (Vaccinium uliginosum).
- grows in both wooded and open moist areas.