Blueberries, as the name suggests, are small, round dark blue to blue-black berries with a smooth skin. The interior flesh is also blue, and the darker the skin the sweeter the berries will be. Blueberries have more antioxidants than almost any other fruit or vegetable, making it one of the best disease-fighting treats you can have.
Blueberries are usually available all year round in Australia, with the peak periods being from November to January. The most common varieties within Australia are lowbush, highbush and rabbiteye. Blueberries are often used to make jams, cakes, pies, puddings and muffins and can be eaten fresh, poached, stewed or baked in dishes.
It is recommended to refrigerate blueberries as soon as they have been picked or bought to increase their shelf life. They should last for around 10-14 days but can also be frozen for longer periods of time.
Blueberries can be found at Kuitpo Forest Strawberries and Ruby Spoon Jam and Preserves at Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market.