Full of antioxdiants, blueberries are the second most popular berry next to strawberries. Want to know more about this yummy fruit? Here’s everything about blueberries!
About the Blueberry
The blueberry is a perennial plant that grows berries. It’s related to grouseberries, cranberries and bilberries. All are considered fruit.
There are several varieties of blueberries.There are New Jersey, Evergreen, Costa Riccan, Sour Top, Alaskan and more.
Health Benefits of the Blueberry
Second in popularity to strawberries, blueberries are full of antixodinats. They combat free radicals and great for cardiovascular health.
Blueberries are pretty picky about their soil. The bushes should be planted in early spring. The soil must have great drainage and they need full sun.
Here’s some trivia for you. Did you know that early colonists made grey paint by boiling blueberries in milk. Also, the blueberry is the offical berry of Nova Scotia.
Here’s a great way to power up before you go to the gym. This smoothis uses silken tofu.
Blueberry and Maple Pecan Granola Parfait
Here’s a fun morning treat. It’s simply vanilla fat free yogurt, a couple of cups of blueberries and some maple pecan granola. Layer this all and serve.
Blueberry Chipotle Chutney
This chutney is sweets and spicy. Use it as a barbecue cause or as a spread with some goat cheese. This chutney is tangy and sweets.
Chicken Fruit Salad
This yummy main dish salad has mixed greens, goat cheese, grilled chicken, fresh fruit including blueberries. It’s dressed with a creamy raspberry dressing.
Royal Blueberry Gazpacho with Lemon and Mint
Here’s a twist on traditional gazapacho. It contains blueberries, purple seedless grapes, grape juice, honey, lemon rind, lemon juice, salt and mint leaves. Mix all of this together and serve cold.
Crisps are so easy to make and this is no exception. This is perfect to showcase your fresh blueberries. If you can’t use fresh, use frozen blueberries with work well also. Perfect with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.
Blueberry Gorgonzola Salad
Fresh and amazing. This salad is simple. It’s mixed greens, fresh blueberries, flat leaf parsley, gorgonsola cheese and more.