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Recipes - Blueberry Sauce

Excellent over ice cream, waffles and pancakes.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups Blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon juice

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in sauce pan. Stir well. Heat and stir over moderate heat until boil. Simmer gently until berries release their juice, about 5 minutes.

About Blueberries

Blueberries are ranked Number 1 in antioxidant activity compared to 40 other commercially grown fruits and vegetables. That means a serving of blueberries provides the antioxidant power needed to fight aging, cancer and heart disease.

These round, dark blue berries offer more than just good looks and taste. Blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin A, containing more than any other fruit. One cup of blueberries is 84 calories and also provides nearly one-third of an adult's daily requirement of vitamin C. Blueberries are low in sodium and high in dietary fiber and contain no cholesterol or fat.

According to the B.C. Blueberry Council, there are about 17,000 acres devoted to growing almost 80 million pounds of blueberries in the province. This makes British Columbia the largest producer of highbush blueberries in Canada with production increasing steadily.

At Stewart's Berry Patch, our plants are highbush which means that at mature height, the plants are between 4 to 6 feet tall.  The plants have been chosen for their growing season, flavor and size. Three early varieties, Duke, Reka and Sparton are generally ready in early July. The other varieties, Blue Crop, Nelson and Sierra are ready late, likely mid-month.