Add to breakfast cereals, porridge, yogurt, milkshakes or smoothies. Use in pies, crumbles, cakes or muffins.
Ripe blueberries are deep blue in colour with a whitish tinge and should be firm. Store in the fridge and don’t wash until just before eating. Freeze on a tray – should last up to a year in the freezer.
A native to North America, blueberries are less widely grown in Europe, however we import from Spain in late May, France in June and July, and sell homegrown UK berries in August and September.
If you want a healthy diet, blueberries are the business. They are packed with antioxidants, high in fibre and rich in manganese, vitamins B6, C and K. They are a low GI food and are also rich in anthocyanins and phytochemicals, which are thought to help with disease prevention.