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Blueberries

$21.99

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Quantity/Pack: 4 packages (0.5 pine each)
Seasonality: Year Round
Origin: USA, Chile, & New Zealand

This item must be shipped alone, and sent via overnight shipping due to perishability.

Early settlers cherished these fruits for their wonderful flavor. Today, blueberries are highly regarded for their high concentration of antioxidants which helps to neutralize the harmful byproducts of metabolism called "free radicals" that can lead to cancer and aging diseases.

Anthocyanin, the pigment that gives blueberries their color, is thought to be responsible for this major health benefit. Blueberries also help to improve eyesight and suppress urinary tract infection.

Whether you eat them out of hand, in pancakes, in pies, or in a smoothie, blueberries lend vibrant color and flavor to numerous recipes.

Melissa's blueberries are a wonderfully plump and juicy snack, as well as an delicious baking ingredient. Very flavorful and attractive, blueberries make a wonderful dessert decoration or topping. Blueberries have a characteristic film called "bloom" which provides a natural waterproofing to keep the skin soft and firm, adding a silvery hue to the dark berry.

Enjoy sweet, succulent blueberries washed in cream or out of hand, on top of ice cream and yogurt, in waffles, pancakes and breads or muffins. Fresh Melissa's tart-sweet blueberries also make wonderful summer pies.

Blueberries should be plump, dry, and firm with a deep purple or black finish. Discard any green berries, they will not continue to ripen. Store Melissa's Blueberries in a ventilated area in the refrigerator and enjoy soon after purchase.

Take advantage of these fresh berries during their peak months of June, July and August.

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