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Blueberry Nutritional Information and Handling

Picking and Storing Blueberries

  • Whether picking blueberries from our bushes or buying ready picked from our farm market, be sure you’re picking berries that are fully rippened. A nice blue is best, blueberries will not continue to ripen after picked. 
  • When you bring your berries home remove any berries that look mushy – these should be eaten or preserved right away. 
  • Do not wash your berries, to keep them fresher longer it’s best to leave them unwashed. 
  • Line an airtight container with a paper towel at the bottom and place your berries loosely over top. Seal your contain and store in the fridge. 
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Frozen Blueberries

How to Freeze Blueberries

  • Wash your blueberries in cold water, removing any tiny stems
  • Place blueberries evenly on a parchement lined baking sheet, ensuring they are not touching. Freeze for 30-60 minutes.
  • Once frozen, place blueberries into freezer bag for easy storage. Enjoy frozen blueberries for up to a year – until the next blueberries season!

Blueberry Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

Blueberries are full of antioxidants, and an excellent source of magnesium, vitamin K, vitamin C, and fibre. 1 cup of fresh blueberries contains:
    • Calories: 80
    •  Protein: 1g
    • Carbohydrates: 21g
    • Dietary Fibre: 4g
    • Calcium: 10mg
    • Magnesium: 0.5mg
    • Patassium: 100mg 
    • Vitamin C: 14mg
    • Vitamin K: 29mcg
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Equivalent Measurements for Blueberries

  • 1 quart =  1 ½-2 pounds
  • 1 quart = 4 ½ cups blueberries
  • 1 cup = 65-75 average sized blueberries