It’s Wild Blueberry Time!

And I’m talking about wild blueberries that we have in our forests. I read the news that even China whats them and is ready to pay more.

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First blueberries are here and I’m buying them directly from local people who hand pick them at local forests. Now the price for 1l wild and fresh handpicked (only ripe berries, no leaves) costs 3,50 euro. I guess if you want to make a jam it is pricey.

I never make jam out of blueberries – it’s lost all the nutrition after been heated up. I like to eat them fresh in the smoothies and with the wiped cream but later on, when the price is a bit lower (it never gets very low!) I like to buy bulk and freeze for the winter.

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So, what’s good in wild blueberries? I know from my childhood that blueberries are good for the eye vision. Blueberries are rich in vitamins C and K, contains Group B vitamins and minerals like Manganese.

Some say that ½ cup serving of blueberries has more of the antioxidant power you need to help fight cancer, heart disease, short-term memory loss and other effects of aging than many other fruits and vegetables.

I’m happy having blueberries around.

Ilze

 


26 thoughts on “It’s Wild Blueberry Time!

    1. Yes, Australia is way too hot for blueberries. But you should have something else. We don’t have peaches, apricots, kiwifruit, etc What is Australias native fruits and berries!?

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      1. I have a blueberry bush in my garden in a pot that does well here, but it’s a US blueberry species so it’s different to the bilberries that you have in Europe. It’s pale inside and doesn’t have juice that stains.

        Those kinds of fruits you mentioned grow easily here, as well as citrus fruits. There are some native Australian fruits but you’ve probably never heard of them! For example, quandong and finger lime. Native foods are slowly becoming more popular and there are some restaurants here that specialise in ‘bush foods’.

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        1. How interesting! The bush foods sounds great and interesting… and… omg! What can you find in the Australias bushes :). Native is the thing!

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    1. Yes! They are good helpers, indeed! Also, if there is no wild blueberries around you can always by frozen ones. If they are frozen properly they don’t loose much.

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