Friday, 2 July 2010

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Blueberry Dessert/Blåbær Dessert/蓝莓甜点[lán méi tián diǎn]


Serves 2

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

- 60g frozen or fresh blueberries
- 60g frozen or fresh strawberries
- 1 TBS maple syrup
- 125g fromage frais 0.2% fat
- 125g homemade granola
- blueberries to garnish

Directions:
1. Puree the berries with the maple syrup.
2. Fold the berry puree through the fromage frais and spoon into a serving glass.
3. Sprinkle granola on top and garnish with some berries.

Nutritional Value:
The blue pigment that tints blueberries (and other blue/purple fruits and vegetables) are also known as anthocyanin, is an anti-oxidant with cancer-fighting properties. It is also anti-inflammatory, and may help to prevent diabetes. Therefore, regularly including fruits and vegetables containing anthocyanin in meals can add diverse nutrients and help to prevent disease.

Blueberries also contain other phytochemicals which may have health benefits, such as preventing Alzheimer's disease.

Other studies have shown that eating more blueberries is linked with improved memory function and healthy aging.

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Additional information:
I made this for our couch time this evening. I used frozen fruit to make this.

References:

http://www.suite101.com/content/how-to-include-more-purple-and-blue-food-in-your-diet-a275474

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_blue_a_rare_color_for_fruits_and_vegetables

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