Blueberries are berries known since Ancient Greece, in particular by Dioscorides who already during the first century AD used them to treat some intestinal disorders, in particular dysentery, and then returned to vogue. during the Middle Ages to treat health disorders such as decongestion. To be enjoyed in the best way, blueberries must be very firm and, in general, must be free of dark colored marks or bruises. Blueberries are also ideal for preparing jams, as well as for giving a more pleasant taste to ice creams, muffins or, alternatively, also for elegantly and sophisticatedly garnishing cakes.

Use in cooking

Blueberries can be used mainly to prepare delicate desserts, although they are also largely used to prepare unusual first and second courses.


If freshly harvested, blueberries can be kept in the refrigerator for a couple of days: to keep them longer, they need to be frozen.


In the past, blueberries were used to obtain ink and a kind of preparation for dyeing fabrics.

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