Breakfast in bed, a play in the park, long lunch with friends, a cool dip in the pool. Think about all the things in life that make you feel good. You can add blueberries to the list.
Share delicious blueberries with your family any time of day. Enjoy them at breakfast. Snack on them after school. After dinner, devour a virtuous dessert of fresh blueberries and yoghurt. You’ll all go to bed smiling.
When selecting blueberries, look for dry, plump berries that are free from bruises or dents. Fresh blueberries have a hazy white coating called ‘bloom’. Bloom, which works like sunscreen to protect the berries from the sun’s rays, is also a sign of freshness. Avoid berries that appear shrivelled or lack bloom.
Blueberries are best stored in the fridge, dry and in their original punnet. When fresh and stored correctly, they should keep for 5-7 days. They can be frozen, but don’t wash them first or their skins may toughen.
Blueberries can bruise easily, so are best handled gently. Leave them in their packaging until you’re ready to enjoy them.
Blueberries taste best when chilled. They should only be rinsed right before eating.