Good quality berries should be plump and well-colored. Avoid “weeping” berries or those with shriveled or dry membranes. Stains on the underside of individual pints or cases indicate over ripe berries.
Peak Growing Season
Blueberries are available February to September. Their peak season is from June to September.
Eat fresh in fruit salads or baked in pies.
Wash berries just before serving.
Blueberries should be stored between 31–34 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity of 90–95 percent. They should be refrigerated upon receiving. Cover berries with plastic and store on higher shelves to prevent absorption of other odors.
Best If Used By
Chilled blueberries will keep in your refrigerator for up to ten days.
|Saturated Fat||0.021 g|
|Vitamin C||7.2 mg|
|Vitamin A||2 RAE|
|Dietary Fiber||1.8 g|
Source of Information
Produce Marketing Association [http://www.pma.com/]
Produce Oasis [http://www.produceoasis.com]
U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library [http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/list/]