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Blueberries: The Unsung Food Hero.

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It’s always interesting to watch kids eat: the foods they love, the foods they despise, and the foods that they can take or leave…

My son is a nut about blueberries, even going as far as to break into the kitchen (eschewing the snack food cupboard entirely) to pinch a punnet of blueberries from the fridge and stuff as many into his mouth as possible before I catch him. He will take blueberries over chocolate every time… and apparently, this is a great thing, as blueberries are considered to be a superfood.

While the term ‘superfood’ gets bandied about a lot, not everyone is aware of how a food is classified as one. Basically, a superfood’s nutrient composition (vitamins, antioxidants and minerals) is noticeably higher than what the body’s basic nutritional needs for survival require.

Blueberries are believed to have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all the fruits and vegetables, as well as appearing to benefit ageing neutrons, helping to maintain brain function and improve memory.

Interesting fact: A single blueberry bush can produce up to 6,000 berries a year.

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Food Photographer: Tom Davies, Lead, Full Steam Pictures.
Written By: Kate Davies, Media Manager, Full Steam Pictures.