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Care and Storage~

For immediate use, blueberries can be placed in a colander and rinsed with cold water.  You may dry them on a towel or place them in a salad spinner for a few seconds.

For storage  Cook’s Illustrated suggests the following:

1. Wash berries in bowl with 3 cups water mixed with 1 cup white vinegar. Drain in colander and rinse under running water.

2. Place berries in salad spinner lined with 3 layers of paper towels. Spin for 15 seconds or until berries are completely dry.

3. Store berries in paper towel-lined sealable container, keeping lid slightly open to allow excess moisture to escape.

To Freeze

Place freshly washed and dried berries on a cookie sheet and place in freezer.  When frozen, place in freezer safe storage container or Food Saver bag and place in freezer.

Measuring Blueberries (approximate)

1 pt = 2 2/3 C

 

Nutrition Facts

A 1 cup serving of blueberries is just 80 calories and 0 fat.  They are packed with phytonutrients and fiber, contain vitamins C and E, and are an excellent source of Manganese. 

Quote

 “Have blueberries whenever you are low – destiny will change and you will be high”

Adam Voichester