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Berry Impressive

Our South American berry imports are arriving now! Download our sales sheet or contact our sales team for more information:

East Coast: 610-268-0286
West Coast: 562-308-5480

Berries are a year-round wonder child in the produce department, and thanks to our grower partners in South America, we have a steady, high quality supply throughout fall and winter.

Although about 80% of households purchase berries annually, don’t think that the work is done for you. Continue to capture consumer attention by promoting flavor, health, and recipes.

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recipe idea: FRESH BLUEBERRY FLAX HOTCAKES WITH DATE SYRUp

Hotcakes are a smaller, thicker version of traditional pancakes. This recipe perfectly highlights the flavor of sweet, fresh blueberries!

Serves 2-4

Ingredients
For the hotcakes:

  • 2 large eggs

  • ¾ cup flax milk (or other nut-based milk of choice)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup flaxseed meal

  • 1¾ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ cup fresh Nature’s Partner blueberries, rinsed and dried, plus more to serve

  • Non-stick cooking spray, preferably coconut oil for best flavor

  • Granola, optional to garnish

For the date syrup:

  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted

  • 2 cups water

Instructions
To make the hotcake batter, whisk together the first four ingredients until foamy. Fold in the flour, flaxseed meal, and baking powder until just combined. Lastly, gently fold in the blueberries for about 10 seconds, being careful not to overmix the batter.

Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat and spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Use a large ice cream scoop to scoop out an even amount of batter per hotcake. Fry each hotcake for 1-2 minutes per side. The hotcakes are meant to be smaller and thicker than regular pancakes.

Meanwhile, to make the date syrup, blend together the dates and water until they form a syrupy paste.

To assemble the hotcakes, sprinkle more fresh blueberries on top with granola (optional) and date syrup to taste. Enjoy!

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NUTRITIONAL WONDERS

People throw out the term antioxidant a lot. Antioxidants are compounds found in food that help prevent damage to our cells by removing free radicals (waste products in our cells that have the potential to do harm).

Here is a crash course on the permitted marketing verbiage for antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients found in blueberries:

  • Good source of fiber.

  • Excellent source of vitamin C.

  • Excellent source of vitamin K.

  • Excellent source of Manganese.