Summer blueberries star in BBQ sauce
Crunch. Pop. Savor. Biting into a fresh summer blueberry will cause an explosion in your mouth. Berry season is here and these beautiful, plump, indigo berries can be found making their way to produce stands across the country.
Blueberries, once known as ‘star-berries’ because of the star like shape on their skin, are one of the few fruits native to North America. They belong to the heath family, which includes cranberries, azaleas, and mountain laurel.
Considered a powerful super food, blueberries are loaded with vital vitamins and nutrients. Blueberries are an excellent source vitamins C, K, and E, as well as, fiber, manganese and other antioxidants. Studies have shown that blueberries, as part of a well-balanced diet, can reduce heart disease, cancer, cognitive degeneration, and lower cholesterol.