Blueberry

Recipes using Blueberries

/ˈbluːb(ə)ri/    

A small sweet blue-black edible berry which grows in clusters on North American shrubs related to the bilberry.

Blueberries are rich in vitamin C.  They also contain betacarotene and are one of the richest sources of antioxidants.  The blue pigment in the skin is called ‘anthocyanin’ and is thought to help protect against cancer*.   They are mainly native to North America but are pretty easy to grow in the UK.  Our two small bushes are grown in large planters and need very little looking after – just clip off the dead leaves  from time to time and protect the pot against snow, hard frost and little girls looking for a mid morning snack!  

*Source: Annabel Karmel’s ‘Superfoods for Babies and Children’ – would thoroughly recommend this as a starting point for learning about good children’s nutrition

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  1. Pingback: My Little Blueberry Thieves! | The Botanical Baker

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