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Small, smooth, round berries that are dark blue in colour. Considered by many to be a 'superfood', blueberries are high in cancer-fighting antioxidants and are also antibacterial. (Trivia from the Great Food Almanac - If all the blueberries grown in North America in one year were spread out in a single layer, they would cover a four-lane highway that stretched from New York to Chicago).
In Season: Summer
Usually found in plastic punnets.
Remove the berries from the punnet and put in a small bowl lined with absorbent paper. Store for up to 5 days. Remove them from the fridge about 1/2 hour before serving to allow the full flavour of the berry to come out.
Tips & Tricks:
Blueberries freeze well and can be enjoyed throughout the year. Frozen berries can be bought from most good supermarkets.
Serve fresh with other berries. Add to cakes and muffins. Serve over pancakes with breakfast.
Nutrition per 0.5 Cup:
Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*
* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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