Blueberries can be eaten fresh or cooked. They are widely used in cakes, pies, ice creams, sorbets and jams. They can also be used in beverages, compotes, and purees. They combine well with cocoa, strawberries, raspberries, lavender, eucalyptus, raisins, honey, peach, chocolate, fresh cheeses, sweet wines such as muscat, and herbs like basil and mint .
There are many festivals in North America that feature this berry, primarily for making desserts and jams. Among the best-known festivals are The Florida Blueberry Festival in Brooksville (Florida), The Marshall County Blueberry Festival (Plymouth), Alabama Blueberry Festival (Alabama) and Blueberry Festival Ketchikan (Alaska).
Blueberries are native to North America. The Native Americans added them to their meals and European settlers took advantage of the dye to create gray paint.
46 calories per 100 grams They are very low in sodium and therefore highly recommended for people who suffer from hypertension or have excessive cholesterol levels. Dried blueberries are low in fat and high in fiber.