• Blueberries

Blueberries

It’s hard to stop eating Blueberries when they are eating good. The Blueberries I’ve been trying this past week have had excellent flavor -sweet with some tanginess and enough firmness that they pop in your mouth just a little.

Loaded with antioxidants and fiber, fresh Blueberries are perfect by the handful as a power-snack or for your topping your cereal or yogurt, for making smoothies and shakes too.

Loaded with antioxidants and fiber, fresh Blueberries are perfect by the handful as a power-snack or for your topping your cereal or yogurt, for making smoothies and shakes too.

Blueberry Tips

  • Select fresh Blueberries by inspecting the top and bottom of the package to avoid shriveled, smashed-together or wet berries.
  • Look for packs free from light purple or green berries. Those are immature and will taste sour.
  • Seek out Blueberries with the silver, powdery “bloom” on them. Bloom is a naturally occurring wax that forms a protective layer on the fruit while it is growing and is a tell-tale sign of freshness!
  • Store the fruit cold in the fridge, try to use in within a few days of purchase. Wait to wash them until just before using.
  • For recipes 5oz = 1 cup, and a Pint container of Blueberries has about 11-12oz in it, or just over 2 cups.

How to Freeze: Want to capture the best pricing and best tasting fruit for later? Freeze peak season Blueberries right in the package you bought them in.

Be sure they’re completely dry (you can rinse them before use later), place the pack(s) right into a reseal-able plastic bag and freeze. They keep well in the freezer for up to six months and are a convenient way to have healthy, peak season flavor Blueberries handy for baking or to use in smoothies and shakes later in the year.

Recipe Ideas

Our Own Blueberry Recipes


Mango-Blueberry Smoothie


Blueberry Buckle