Celebrate National Dessert Day with 5 frozen BC Blueberry fall recipes
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[Abbotsford BC] Who doesn’t love an excuse to eat dessert? Since October 14th is National Dessert Day, we’ve put together five of our favourite recipes to indulge in, all of which feature frozen BC Blueberries. Try one of the fall-inspired recipes below to celebrate this delicious day!
- Vegan Blueberry Lemon Galette
- Blueberry Lattice Top Pie
- Ombre Blueberry Cheesecake
- Blueberry Butternut Squash Banana Bread
- Vegan Blueberry Crumble
Share your National Dessert Day creations by uploading an image to social media and tagging @bcblueberries.
Frozen BC Blueberry Tips and Tricks
Frozen BC Blueberries are a pantry staple all-year-round. When fresh season in BC ends in the fall, frozen BC Blueberries are available in the freezer aisle so that you can continue cooking with nature’s greatest superfood.
Here are a few frozen BC Blueberry tips and tricks to keep in mind:
- Frozen BC Blueberries are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, making them a great choice to meet daily nutrient needs.
- No need to thaw frozen berries when you add them into your oatmeal or morning yogurt. The warmth from the oats will thaw the berries and cool the oatmeal to the perfect temperature, while the yogurt will coat the berries giving them a delicious creamy texture!
- Studies conducted at the South Dakota State University show that freezing blueberries makes their powerful antioxidants more available to the human body. This is because anthocyanins, the antioxidant compounds that make blueberries blue, are found in the skin of the berry. Freezing the berries creates tiny ice crystals that disrupt the structure of the cells, which in turn makes it easier for our system to access the anthocyanins contained within the skin.
- Look for “cultivated” or “high bush” and “Buy BC” or “Product of Canada” on the frozen blueberry package to make sure your berries are from BC.
- When baking with frozen BC Blueberries, toss them in a little flour to ensure they don’t sink to the bottom of your dessert as they bake.
About the BC Blueberry Council
British Columbia’s pure waters, clean air, rich soils, and moderate climate create perfect growing conditions for blueberries, making BC one of the largest highbush blueberry-growing regions in the world, and Canada’s number one small fruit export. Producing an average of 160 million lbs annually, British Columbia’s highbush blueberry industry ranks among the top five world producers.
The BC Blueberry Council represents more than 600 highbush blueberry growers in British Columbia. The Council’s vision is a sustainable blueberry industry that consistently delivers delicious, top quality blueberries to the world. This is achieved through promotions, research, and providing grower support.
BC Blueberries are versatile and fresh, harvested from July through September, and available frozen for berry lovers year-round. Every berry grown and harvested in BC brings natural energy and superfood health to recipes, tables, kitchens, and berry snackers. Learn more at www.bcblueberry.com