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 likeΒ Manganese.

Some say that Β½ 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

 

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