Blueberries are well known for being the healthiest berry of them all. They contribute towards your five a day count, are fat-free and packed with vitamin C, which contributes to the normal function of the immune system - these berries are healthy eaters best friend. With a slightly tart yet mellow sweet flavour they also taste fantastic!
Amongst other nutrients such as fibre, vitamin C and K, blueberries also contain anthocyanins, polyphenols and various phytochemicals which are being studied for their potential high antioxidant role in the human body.
Did you know 44% of blueberry consumers state that they eat the same amount of blueberries all year round? Compared to strawberries, 27% say they eat the same all year round and for raspberries, 28% of consumers eat the same all year round. (Source: Consumer Research Aug 2018 number of respondents: 1833)
Our blueberries are sourced year around - our UK season falls from June through to October.
For the rest of the year, we handpick our blueberries from the following countries:
- South Africa, Mauritania, Zimbabwe - September to February
- Spain/Portugal - March to June
- Morocco - January to April
- Argentina - September to February
- Chile - November to March
- France - June to August
- Holland, Italy - June to July
- Poland - July to September
They travel well, they are robust berries with a long shelf life. What makes our berries this good? Years and years of selective breeding have allowed the breeder to specially select the varieties with the sweetest flavour, best texture, and longest shelf-life. The fruits also travel so well due to the hard work put in by our teams in South Africa, Spain, and Portugal to ensure our growers are getting the maximum potential out of the varieties both growing and harvesting the fruit.
Here are our top recipe picks for you to enjoy any time of the year.
Light and fruity and simply served split open, with the tastiest freshest tasting blueberry jam spooned generously on top, these blueberry scones are as close to heaven on a plate as you can get.
This tasty salad is ideal for easy lunches, with the sweet flavour of the blueberries and the crunchiness of the pepper this is sure to be a go to dish.
Perfect for a mid-week supper or a special occasion this easy and quick to make vegetarian dish is both tasty and healthy, the spiciness of the harissa complementing the sweet and juicy blueberries.
Cook’s tip: Halloumi can be replaced with either salmon or lamb.
This colourful blueberry smoothie is quick, healthy, and delicious and makes the perfect breakfast or pick- me-up at any time of the day.
Healthy snack inspiration
These oaty little chia & blueberry muffins are perfect for breakfast on the go, or something healthy to snack on in the day.