The Blueberry is a plant that grows wild and which includes about 130 species, among which the most important and best known are:
- Blueberry blue
- American highbush blueberry
For food production are grown typically the blueberry with large fruit or cranberry.
During summer delights our palate the American highbush blueberry, one of the Lake Como kilometer 0 products available here at Residence Celeste holidays apartments from Cristina and Davide’s “Casetta del Contadino”.
You can enjoyed fresh blueberries with sugar and lemon, they are also excellent on sundae bowls, the beautiful deep color gratifies the view.
Blueberries are the fruits quite delicate, and must be retained for a maximum of 2-3 days in the refrigerator, but they have the ability to withstand freezing very well, so if preserved, can be consumed throughout the year.
You can also prepare a delicious blueberry jam homemade, that you can find in the small shop that Cristina has carefully prepared a short distance from our holiday apartments.
This fruit is also good for its healt benefits, in fact blueberries contain numerous active ingredients, potassium, sugars, phosphorus, tannin, calcium and vitamins A and C, and, in smaller quantities, vitamin B.
Blueberry juice is astringent, antiseptic cleansing of the intestines and especially of the urinary tract.
The blueberry is valuable in case of diabetes, gastric and duodenal ulcers, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis symptoms and damage to the retina, and is used in ophthalmology to improve night vision.
And do not forget that spending holidays on Lake Como also means rediscovering the flavors of genuine and unique products that our grandparents have passed down.