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BC BLUEBERRY COUNCIL CELEBRATES NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY

January 28, 2019

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. -- Yes, believe it or not, there is a National Blueberry Pancake Day celebrated on January 28 of each year (www.NationalDayCalendar.com).

We aren’t sure who started it (neither are the folks who prepare the National Day Calendars), but National Blueberry Pancake Day has been faithfully observed by the lovers of both pancakes and blueberries for many years.

Early pancakes consisted mostly of flour and milk and we are told were more like biscuits. Today, we know that the addition of eggs, baking powder and some butter create the fluffy pancakes we love today.

If you want a really blue pancake, add your frozen BC Blueberries (available at your grocery store) to the mixture early in the preparation stage and mash them into the batter.  If you want the blueberries more whole in nature, then drop them in just as you are adding the batter to the pan.

For more ideas, check out the recipe section on www.bcblueberry.com for a couple of favoured pancake recipes -- the Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancake with Hazelnut Butter or the Blueberry Ginger Pancakes

By adding your frozen BC Blueberries to your favourite breakfast you not only add a hue of blue but get the added benefits of Vitamin C and manganese which plays an important role in bone development and in converting proteins, carbohydrates and fats into energy.  And, one cup (250 ml) of BC blueberries is just 80 calories and contains 3.6 grams of dietary fibre.

Powered by Nature, blueberries are one of the only foods that is truly naturally blue in colour. The pigment that gives blueberries their distinctive colour—called anthocyanin—is the same compound that provides the blueberry’s amazing health benefits.

People have been eating blueberries for more than 13,000 years so perhaps our earliest of ancestors also added blueberries to their morning meals as well.

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Media inquiries:

Diana Barkley, PR for BCBC

604-614-6624 – dianabarkley@icloud.com

Additional BC Blueberry Pancake Recipes

Fluffy Mini Buttermilk Pancakes with BC Blueberries by I Am A Food Blog

Gluten-Free BC Blueberry Pancakes by Erin Ireland