Box Contents May 22 – 28, 2017:
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lettuce, carrots, zucchini, kale, blackberries, strawberries, tangerines
J R Organics Farm Tour, May 20th, 2017
Blueberries hold a special place in the foods of North America, since more species of blueberries are native to North America than any other continent. They rank second to strawberries in popularity of berries. Blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings. It is recommend eating raw blueberries because, like other fruits, raw blueberries provide the best flavor and the greatest nutritional benefits.
How to Store Blueberries
- Before storing remove any crushed or moldy berries to prevent the rest from spoiling.
- Don’t wash berries until right before eating as washing will remove the bloom that protects the berries’ skins from degradation.
- Store ripe blueberries in a covered container in the refrigerator where they will keep for up to 3 days.
- If kept out at room temperature for more than a day, the berries may spoil.
- Ripe berries can also be frozen, although this will slightly change their texture and flavor. Before freezing, wash, drain and remove any damaged berries. To better ensure uniform texture upon thawing, spread the berries out on a cookie sheet or baking pan, place in the freezer until frozen, then put the berries in a plastic bag for storage in the freezer.