Native to North America but now cultivated throughout the world, blueberries are velvety, plump, indigo berries.
The berries grow on shrubs on peaty moors and highlands such as the French Alps.
They have a balanced sweet flavour with some tartness, the cultivated type having a slightly less intense flavour than the wild variety.
Eaten raw with cereals and yogurt, they are also used to make jelly, jam, coulis, pies, muffins and cheesecake.
MONIN Blueberry Syrup captures the taste and aroma of the wild mountains to make fragrant fruity cocktails, smoothies and dessert drinks.