What are the Health Benefits of Blueberries?

Blueberries have been labelled one of the 10 superfoods as they contain high levels of antioxidants and research has found that blueberries can assist with bladder infections, are good for heart health, reduce blood pressure and more recent research by Dr Robert Krikorian at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Centre click here indicates that eating blueberries every day that can help delay the onset of Alzheimers in older people and there are a whole lot more benefits to making blueberries part of your everyday diet.

Want More Info and recipe suggestions?

The US Highbush Blueberry Council click here has some great information on blueberries - from nutritional information to recipes, cooking and growing tips.

Washington State University has information on how to grow blueberries organically click here

How Should I Store Them Once I Get Them Home?

I like to get them out of the plastic container they come in, put them in a square or rectangular shaped container with a little paper towel in the bottom and some on top and eat within a few days or up to a week after purchase.

 

Can Blueberries Be Frozen?

Absolutely.  They are then perfect to cook with (cakes, biscuits, cheesecakes, desserts, etc.) or put into smoothie, juices or whatever takes your fancy.

 

You Sell Freeze Dried Blueberries – what is the difference between Freeze Dried and Air Dried (dehydrated) Blueberries?

Freeze Dried blueberries have been through a very different process, they are put into a machine that takes the berries down to extremes of temperature (up to minus 175 degrees Celsius) for 2 weeks to extract all the moisture out of the berries. They come out with an incredibly intense blueberry flavour and being crunchy and will keep for up to 3 years as long as they are not exposed to moisture (air). Most of their nutritional content is retained.

Air dried blueberries are dehydrated by having hot air blown around them for up to 2 days and not all the moisture is extracted. Air dried blueberries are soft and pliable and do not have the level of intense flavour of freeze dried blueberries.

 

Where Can I Find Your Products?

For a list of Retailers please click here

 

At these Farmers Markets and Food & Wine Festivals -

Please click here for a list of markets we attend regularly plus Special Events throughout the year

 

Can I Buy Online?

We will have an online shop in the near future – in the meantime please Contact Us to place an order.