Close up photo of blueberry fruits on bush in different colours - blue, purple, white - showing different stages of ripening.
The One Herb That Always Amplifies Blueberry Flavors
By Natasha Brooks
Blueberry, the delightful winter berry, and coriander, the warm, flavorful seed, may seem like opposites on the flavor spectrum, but they are actually a match made in heaven. These two kindred flavors are undeniably compatible, and that has to do with a special compound they both contain: terpenes.
Terpenes are chemical compounds found in plants that give aroma profiles, and they have many valuable purposes like deterring harmful pests and attracting helpful pollinators.There are many types of terpenes, including linalool, which blueberries and coriander both contain, making their combined flavors layered, enhanced, and oh-so-delicious.
Blueberries and coriander express unique flavors, making them popular for feel-good breakfast recipes like pancakes, scones, and muffins. You could also make a signature blueberry coriander jam, a simple syrup to drizzle over waffles and frozen desserts, or just sprinkle some ground coriander into a blueberry mocktail!