Blueberries

Seasonality:

  • Blueberries are available year-round in most regions, with peak season being April to late September.

Health Benefits of Blueberries:

  • Blueberries contain antioxidants that can improve vision, motor skills and reverse short-term memory loss associated with age-related diseases.
  • Blueberries also contain fiber, potassium, folate and Vitamins C and B6.

How to Select Blueberries:

  • Look for blueberries that are firm and have slight frosty-white hue.
  • Avoid blueberries that are soft or moldy.

How to Store Blueberries:

  • Store blueberries unwashed in the original container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

How to Prepare Blueberries:

  • Rinse blueberries gently with cool water just before you’re ready to eat them.

Fun Facts about Blueberries:

  • Blueberries are only of the only natural foods that are truly blue in color.
  • Blueberries are native to North America. They are one of only 3 fruits who are, including cranberries and Concord grapes.

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