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Blueberries are a delicious superfood loaded with vitamin C, E and A, as well as a great source of potassium, calcium and iron.
Blueberries rank among the fruits with the highest antioxidant content. Antioxidants prevent and repair cell damage and reduce the amount of free radicals in the body. Studies have shown that consuming one cup of blueberries provides the recommended amount of antioxidants required in a day!
Blueberries are handpicked then sorted and packed with the help of a blueberry packing line. Harvesting blueberries is a multistep process with a lot of care and attention along the way.
When selecting blueberries look for:
- Blueberries stored in a refrigerated display case within the produce department
- Plump and round shape; size will vary but does not reflect the freshness
- Clean berries and dry container
- Free of shrivel, dents, or bruises
Unlike a strawberry, the ideal sheen of fresh blueberries should have a soft dusty white coating called “bloom.” Bloom is a natural part of the growing process. It provides a defense mechanism helping to protect blueberries from harsh sunlight.
The size of the blueberry does not determine the flavor. Some blueberry gems can be extra sweet and some more tangy. Our favorite way to enjoy the many flavors of fresh blueberries is to pop them in your mouth three at a time. The tips above will help you select the freshest blueberries available.
A lot of love goes into growing and harvesting blueberries. Follow these berry care tips to keep your blueberries fresher longer.
- Always keeps your blueberries refrigerated.
- Gently rinse blueberries under cool water just prior to use.
Freshness does vary. Ideally, blueberries should last approximately five to seven days in your refrigerator.
How to Freeze
The best way to keep Wish Farms strawberries and blueberries on hand all year long is to freeze them and preserve for later use.
Frozen berries are perfect for making smoothies and protein shakes, jams and jellies in addition to countless berry recipes.
- Gently rinse blueberries with cool water
- Pat lightly with a towel to soak up water.
- Allow time for the berries to thoroughly dry.
- Evenly lay berries on a cookie sheet
- Place cookie sheet into the freezer for approximately 2 hours; or until berries are completely frozen
- Pour frozen berries into large plastic zipper bag and seal tightly
- Write the date on the plastic bag and store in freezer