Low in calories, blueberries are also loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants and are a good source of fiber. Yes, for something so small, blueberries pack a big nutritional punch.
Blueberry juice makes a delicious, refreshing drink and an excellent ingredient for smoothies, desserts, and even savory dishes, where the berries' sweet-tart flavor really stands out!
For such a tiny fruit, the health and nutritional benefits of blueberries are big time. Besides being a solid source of fiber and loaded with vitamins C and K, blueberries contain phytochemicals and pigments that may reduce cancer, assist with the regulation of blood pressure, and lower cholesterol. Blueberry juice may even be good for memory. So remember that when you're choosing fruits!
Caring for Fresh Blueberries
Fresh blueberries are a tasty way to add more fruits to your diet. And they're so sweet-tart tasty, you'll think you're cheating! At the store, choose blueberries that are firm, deeply colored, and uniform in size, avoiding crushed, wrinkled or moldy fruit. Wash them just before you're ready to eat. They're best eaten right away, of course, but they'll stay fresh for up to 5 days. You can also freeze your fruit by arranging them on a baking sheet in a single layer. Then put them in a plastic bag or other container. They should last in the freezer until blueberry season next year! Blueberries are at their best from May until early October.