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Blueberries are a delicious addition to a healthy diet because they're loaded with vitamin C, dietary fiber, manganese, and antioxidants.

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SELECTION INFORMATION
Usage

Eating fresh, fruit salads, baked in pies, glazes.

Selection

Blueberries should be firm and plump with uniform size and color.

The coloring of fresh blueberries should be deep purple to nearly black with a silver to white frost on the skin.

Blueberries should also be dry and mostly free from leaves and stems.

Avoid

Overripe or old berries will have a dull appearance and be soft or leaking juice.

Storage

Do not wash Blueberries until right before using. Chilled Blueberries will keep in your refrigerator for 10 to 14 days.

Unwashed Blueberries can be frozen. Just freeze them in a single layer, then pour them into a freezer container for long-term storage.

Ripening

After picking, berries will get more juicy, but their sugar content does not increase much.

  • Nutritional Information
  • Amount per serving

    Calories :57Calories from Fat :
    Total Fat0.33
    Cholesterol0%
    Sodium 1%
    Total Carbohydrate14.49%
    Dietary Fiber2.4%
    Sugars 9.96%
    Protein 0.74%
    Vitamin A54%
    Vitamin C9.7%
    Calcium 6 %
    Iron 0.28%

  • Tips & Trivia
  • Blueberries are indigenous to North America and have deep roots in our country’s history. When Europeans arrived on the continent, the Native Americans were already enjoying blueberries year-round. They dried blueberries in the sun and added them whole to soups, stews and meat, or crushed them into a powder rubbed into meat as a preservative. According to legend, Native Americans gave blueberries to the pilgrims to help them make it through their first winter.

    The Native Americans used blueberries (and their leaves and roots) for medicinal purposes, and developed one of the first blueberry baked goods, which they called Sautauthig (pronounced sawi-taw-teeg). This simple pudding made with blueberries, cracked corn (or samp) and water was a Native American favorite. Sautautig became popular among the settlers too; they added milk, butter and sugar to the recipe, and many historians believe it was part of the first Thanksgiving feast.

    Across the Atlantic, the Europeans turned to close cousins of blueberries – called bilberries – for a variety of medicinal practices. They brewed bilberry roots into a tea to help women relax during childbirth, used bilberry syrup to treat coughs and associated the berries with good eyesight.

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