Good for You
Nothing beats a bowl of fresh blueberries for flavour and juicy sweetness. These tiny fruits are nutritional powerhouses, delivering one of nature’s highest counts of antioxidants with just 351 kilojoules per cup. Researchers have found the berries’ antioxidants may improve cholesterol, boost cardiovascular health, and build strong bones.
Get the Best
Blueberries should be plump and firm, with a uniform blue colour and powdery bloom. Avoid soft, squishy, or wrinkled berries; stained or leaking containers can indicate the fruit is old. Store blueberries for up to 10 days in the fridge. Do not wash them until ready to use.
Try cooking blueberries into a sauce to intensify their flavour: In a pot, combine a handful or two of berries with a little honey. Stir over low to medium heat until they break down and become thick and syrupy, about five minutes. Finish with a squeeze of lemon juice and chill. Drizzle the sauce over yoghurt or ice cream.