Blueberry season runs from July to September. According to Agriculture Canada, blueberries make up 59 per cent off all fruits grown in Canada! And Canada is the second largest producer in the world.
Blueberries come in two types. High bush blueberries are the most common. These are mainly farmed in British Columbia. Lowbush or wild blueberries are grown in abundance in Quebec, and Eastern Canada.
What are the health benefits of blueberries?
Just one cup of blueberries contains:
4 grams of fibre
24 per cent of the RDI of vitamin C
36 per cent of the RDI of vitamin K
25 per cent of the RDI of manganese
Blueberries are high in antioxidants.
What are Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks?
This is a butter substitute made with a blend of oils including palm fruit, canola, olive oil, flax, and soybean oils. It is sold in bricks like butter and can be used in the same way.
More Information About Cardamom
Cardamom has an intense sweet flavour. The plants are part of the ginger family.
Cardamom is used in both savory and sweet dishes. There are two kinds—black and green. The green version can be lightened to make it white. The green variety also known as Elettaria cardamomom, is the kind that is regularly available on grocery store shelves and is used in sweet dishes.
Try buying whole pods of cardamom and grinding them yourself. You will be rewarded with a much more fragrant spice!
First, toast green cardamon pods in a dry skillet over medium high heat. Second, remove the pods and allow to cool fully. Next, remove the seeds and grind.
Only grind small amounts, because freshly ground cardamon looses its flavour quickly.
What can I use if I don’t have cardamon?
In our Classic Blueberry Muffins recipe, you can replace cardamon with 1/8 teaspoon each of cinnamon and ground ginger. You can also substitute with ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, on its own.
Can I substitute the almond milk?
Yes. You can use regular milk, coconut milk, rice milk, soy milk or oat milk.
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