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Cook’s guide to blueberries

A fresh handful of blueberries is the perfect afternoon snack thanks to its super antioxidant properties. So, at this time of the year when these delicious berries are in season and so wonderfully affordable, make sure you have a punnet or two in the fridge. Follow our guide to blueberries to make the most of this bountiful and nutritious berry including the best way to store them.

These little blue beauties are also a vision on top of cakes, pavlovas and even made into a coulis that can be swirled through a cheesecake or added to a simple bowl of greek yoghurt.

How to choose a fresh punnet of blueberries 

Select blueberries that are of a deep-purple colour and look nice a plump. Avoid any with wrinkled skin.

How to store blueberries 

Keep blueberries in the fridge in the container they come in. It’s actually better not to keep them in the chiller drawer as less air circulates and moisture can spoil the berries quickly. Wash just the amount of blueberries you plan to eat.

If you want to keep them in the freezer, place them in a single layer on a plate or tray lined with baking paper in the freezer. Once frozen, transfer to a zip-lock bag and keep for up to 3 months to add to smoothies and muffins.

Health benefits of blueberries 

Blueberries are high in vitamin C, a great source of potassium, packed with dietary fibre and of course one of the best sources of antioxidants you can consume.

 

Blueberry recipes to try 

 

 

 

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