Blueberries are super sweet and nutritious fruit, they are in season from May to August. They are dark blue to purple-black in colour, light coloured flesh and small, soft seeds. They grow in clusters on bushes. They are sold fresh, frozen or dried. Blueberries are often called a superfood because they are incredibly good for you.
Blueberries are widely used in many desserts, cakes, tarts, and muffins. You can use them in smoothies and they are great on porridge and Bircher Muesli (overnight oats). They are also lovely eaten on their own or with yogurt.
Blueberries are also common in ice creams, jam, milkshakes, compote and juice blends.
Muffins – There isn’t much better than fresh blueberry muffins. Blueberry muffins are a favourite the world over. They can also be added to scones.
Crumble – A traditional British dish comprised of stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of butter, flour, and sugar.
Pancakes – try adding blueberries to pancake batter before cooking for some extra sweetness! Blueberries can also be added to waffles!
Blueberry coulis – A smooth and rich sauce made from blueberries, sugar and lemon juice.
Blueberry Pie – this American classic is super easy and incredibly delicious.
Blueberry Nutritional Infomation
Blueberries are super nutritious and widely considered a ‘superfood’. This is largely to do with their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Blueberries contain an antioxidant called flavonoids.
Antioxidants protect your body from free radicals, which can damage your cells and contribute to ageing and diseases, such as cancer.
They are low in calories (only 57 per 100 grams) and high in fibre, vitamin C and vitamin K.