The sweet, juicy, smooth-skinned berries, are deep purple-blue to blue-black with a silvery sheen called bloom. Historians believe that a simple blueberry pudding called sautauthig was served at the first Thanksgiving.
Keep refrigerated up to 10 days.
Prep and cook:
Rinse, drain, and pat the berries dry with paper towels just before using.
Blueberries can be eaten out of hand, sprinkled on cereal, and added to fruit salads and smoothies. They can be cooked for sauces and purées, added to pancakes batter, or baked in pies, muffins, and cakes.
Goes with: Items and flavours such as: Brown sugar, cinnamon, cream, ginger, honey, lemon, lime, maple syrup, mint, nutmeg, thyme.
Foods: Almonds, apples, apricots, bananas, brie, blue cheese, chocolate, custard, peaches, peacans, pineapple, raspberries, yogurt.
Low fat and sodium
Good source of vitamin C
Provides potassium and the antioxidants anthocyanin and ellagic acid, which may help prevent inflammation and certain cancers.