10:45 am EDT, August 18, 2016

Celebrate Percy Jackson’s birthday with 10 naturally blue foods!

Blue food is a big deal for Percy Jackson. It represents faith, sacrifice, and a belief in the impossible. Blue food is the breakfast of rebels. It’s love and family.

And believe it or not (despite what Gabe Ugliano says) blue food does actually exist! Here’s a list of 10 ALL-NATURAL BLUE FOODS* we discovered in our quest to honor Rick Riordan’s O.G. Percy Jackson.



A fruity classic: blueberries are a great source of fiber and are jam-packed with Vitamin C!

American lobster

blue lobster

Hey, guess what! Approximately one in every 2 million lobsters is BLUE. And this lucky guy caught one just a couple of days ago.



An herb native to Europe and grown in gardens for its edible leaves, borage seed oil that is extracted from its seeds is also used in herbal medicine.

Indigo Milk Cap

indigo milk cap

An edible mushroom, the indigo milk cap is native to North America and East Asia, and is sold in rural markets in China, Guatemala, and Mexico.

Blue corn


Originally developed by the Hopi, blue corn is a staple of Mexican and American Southwest cuisine. It’s used to make blue tortillas and corn chips, and as a bonus, it has 20 percent more protein than white corn!

Adirondack Blue potato

blue potato

Great for boiling, baking, mashing, and fancy pants salads to impress your friends.

Blue cheese

blue cheese

Sure, it’s bacteria. But it’s delicious bacteria.

Blue Marble Tree

blue marble tree

The blue marble tree is found in eastern Australia, and its round, blue fruit is edible.



Native to southeast Asia, jamun is an evergreen tropical tree, and its fruit is a high source of vitamins A and C.

Blue Peeps


They pop out of the ground and into our hearts.

*Well, sort of.

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