The berry fruit belongs to the heather family. There are both wild and cultivated varieties of blueberry. In North America it is also referred to as huckleberry or bilberry. Cultivated blueberries are dark blue, round and have colourless flesh.
Blueberries - fresh from Pfalzmarkt
Blueberries are good for eating raw as well as for making into compote, jam, juice or even wine. This berry fruit is a real vitamin bomb and also possesses anti-inflammatory properties.
Fresh blueberries can be stored in the fridge immediately after harvesting for up to two weeks. Damaged fruit goes off quickly.