We’re bakin’ up pies as fast as Maine Wild Blueberries are bein’ picked. Aside from being deee-licious, wild blueberries are rich in antioxidants and great anti-inflammatory food. An excellent source of fiber and manganese, their health benefits are known to also include cancer prevention, urinary tract health, protection against stroke, heart health, vision health, and possible helping with metabolic syndrome.
These luscious berries are one of the few fruits native to North America. Native North Americans believed the Wild Blueberry had magical powers. Atop each Wild Blueberry is the base of its earlier flower, a calyx in the shape of a five-pointed star. Legend has it that during a time of starvation, the Great Spirit sent these “star berries” down from the heavens to relieve the hunger of his children.
Named obviously for their velvety, deep-blue color, blueberries are also known as bilberries, whortleberries and hurtleberries.
Fresh wild blueberries are in their prime season right now here in Maine. A glorious, tasty garnish for most any dish, they’re fabulous when infused into your favorite spirits as well as being the star of the show in desserts and fruit dishes.
But the pies that we make for afternoon snacking certainly aren’t the only delivery system we’ve found for these healthy delectable orbs. Our guests enjoy them in our sumptuous breakfast incarnations from blueberry pancakes, muffins, scones, jams or sprinkled on our famous homemade granola.