Benefits of Wild BlueberriesAugust 27, 2016
The end of summer often means stepping back into our daily routine, but it also calls for the harvest of wild blueberries, a tiny fruit with many virtues that we’re glad to find in our kitchen or even in our lunch box! With its purplish-blue pigment, this berry gives color to many recipes whilst having beneficial effects on your health.
Although they are smaller in size than their cultivated cousins, wild blueberries are richer in antioxidants and contain important natural compounds that help prevent cardiovascular diseases and certain cancers. Many researches claim that these little fruits could have valuable anti-inflammatory properties and that adding them to your diet could help counter the problems that affect memory and the body's motor skills.
From a nutritional perspective, one cup (250 ml) of these natural gems provides you with more than 15% of your daily value of fibre. They are also a good source of vitamin C and manganese, thereby contributing to bone health and to the well-being of your immune system.
The dense, sweet flavour of wild blueberries makes them very versatile in the kitchen; they can be enjoyed from breakfast to dessert. Add them to your cereal or in your smoothie recipes to start your day off the right way. Make them the star ingredient of a stuffing or a sauce to complement the taste of poultry or various meats. Use them as a topping for your favourite cake or to sweeten your baked goods. But above all, do not hesitate to enjoy them as is, for a perfectly balanced snack!