Blueberries

Blueberries

Blueberries are very low in calories. Nonetheless, they possess notable health benefiting plant-nutrients such as soluble dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and pigment anti-oxidants that contribute immensely towards optimum health and wellness.

Nutrition Facts: Raw Blueberries

Nutrition Facts: Raw Blueberries

Blueberry Selection

Blueberry Selection

In the stores, look for fresh berries that are firm, plump, smooth-skinned, with a silver-gray surface bloom. Buy deep purple-blue to blue-black berries. Avoid soft or shriveled, over-handled, bruised berries and those with signs of mold and of old stock.

Blueberry Storage

Blueberry Storage

Once at home, place the berries in a plastic or zip pouch and store inside the refrigerator set at high relative humidity. Stored thus, they stay well for up to a week. They are better eaten fresh after washing in cold water. If taken out from the cold storage, place them in a bowl of water to bring them back to normal room temperature, which enriches their taste and palatability. Gently pat dry using a moisture absorbent cloth/paper.

Easy Blueberry Cobbler

Easy Blueberry Cobbler

Ingredients: -1/2 cup butter -1 cup self-rising flour 1 cup white sugar -1 cup milk -4 cups fresh blueberries Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place butter in an 8-inch square baking dish. Melt butter in the preheating oven, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Mix flour, sugar, and milk in a bowl until combined; pour batter over melted butter. Scatter blueberries over batter. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.

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