Description: Blueberries are native to North America. The ‘’highbush’’ varieties were introduced into Western Europe in the 1930s. Blueberries are small blue-purplish berries with a soft and slightly sweet flavor.
Nutrition: It is one of the lightest berries in sugars and calories, its high fibers and antioxidants content makes it an ally to cut appetite. Rich in water-soluble vitamins (C, K and B3), it has antiseptic, anti-diarrheal and anti-hemorrhagic properties. It is also said to prevent difficulty to see in the night and would have beneficial effects on memory. Lastly, blueberry is very diuretic and helps against high blood pressure.
How to use: There are many ways to use blueberries such as in jellies, jams, blueberry pies, muffins or deliciously combined with honey in breakfast yogurts! They are sometimes used in sauces to go along grilled meat preparations.
How to store: Blueberries can be stored for a relatively short period of time: about 2 weeks in the refrigerator crisper compartment.