Monday, August 1, 2016

Picking blueberries.

Blue berries.

Many berries with blueish coloring are eaten in different parts of the world. There are blueberries grown and loved widely in the USA but eaten all over the world, bilberries in the UK, blackberries and Jaam in India, Bangladesh and other parts of South Asia.

Blue berries seem to be all the rage at the moment and are considered a superfood. They contain antioxidants and phytonutrients which help fight the free radicals damaging our cells.
A blue berry bush 
Blueberries also help reduce the risk of heart disease, cataracts, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, glaucoma, anti aging and the list of benefits just goes on!
One of the most fun things to do on a mild summer day is pick blue berries for your self so google "berry picking" and find a local place that will let you do precisely that! My daughter and I went to a blue berry farm  in Sanford Maine on the East coast of the USA. It was so addictive we ended up picking 12 pounds!
So when we got home I had to decide what to do with them apart from eating them raw by the hand full!

You can make so many things with them. I love making blueberry smoothies, strawberry, blueberry and apple jam, blue berry crumble and blue berry salad to name a few.

Blueberry Jam

Blueberry crumble.

Blueberry crumble.

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