Blackberry and apple crumble is a favourite pudding of mine and the late summer hedgerows contain an abundance of these berries, ripe and ready for picking. Berries of all descriptions are packed full of flavenoids, designed to protect the fruits from sun damage.
All sorts of functional ‘Superfoods’ have recently been jumping on the bandwagon of nutritional health claims. Blueberries got the ball rolling over a decade ago. Marketing health ‘claims’ can be persuasive, but don’t always reflect the facts with any real transparency. This blog hopes to unpick the science behind so-called super-foods, and separate the wheat from the chaff.