Tiny, sweet and often hidden away between the more common grapes and strawberries in the supermarket fresh produce aisles, blueberries are a quiet, unassuming fruit. They’re actually not even technically blue, maturing from a greenish colour when young, to a purple hue when ripe.
But what they lack in size and shelf-presence, they certainly make up for in nutritional benefits, rightfully earning them their superfood crown.
Packed full of vitamins, antioxidants and fibre, blueberries are one of the most nutritionally rich fruits and make for a healthy breakfast or sweet treat when sugar cravings hit. They can be eaten straight from the packet, added to breakfast cereals, whizzed up in a protein smoothie or even added to homemade muffins for an indulgent weekend brunch.
Blueberries are one of the most abundant sources of antioxidants, nutrients that help to protect the body against disease and premature ageing.
So, let’s take a deeper look into these amazing berries and discover their true health benefits!