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Seven Different Ways to Enjoy Blueberries

BLUEBERRIES A COOK'S TOUR What's in a blueberry? A world of potential! Blueberries add that spark of sweet and tart that develops complexity and creates unexpected flavor. FRESH & BEYOND FRESH A silvery bloom indicates freshness STORAGE: Refrigerate; best used within 10 days; rinse just before use USE IN: yogurt, cereal, oatmeal; salsas, sauces, green or grain salads; iced tea, lemonade, cocktails; parfaits, tarts, pies, cheesecakes FROZEN Rinsed and flash frozen directly from the field STORAGE: Freeze; best used within 10 months USE IN: smoothies; sauces; compotes, jams, chutneys; burgers; sorbets; pancakes, French toast, blintzes; baked desserts INFUSED-DRIED Chewy and sweet with a glossy surface STORAGE: Store in a cool, dry place; best used within 10 months USE IN: trail mixes, energy bars; sauces, raita; jam, syrups; liqueurs,, flavored vodka and vinegar; sandwich spreads, chicken salad; green or grain salads; muffins, breads, scones, cakes, cookies, chocolate bark, baked apples FREEZE-DRIED Crunchy, airy bite; humidity affects texture STORAGE: Store in a cool, dry place; best used unopened within 10 years, within 12 months after opening USE IN: Use dry or reconstitute in liquid. Use dry in snack mixes, rice crispy snacks; reconstitute stir into muffins, pancakes; grain salads, waldorf salad; puddings, cookies and cobblers POWDERED Whole dried blueberries powdered STORAGE: Store in a dry place; best used within 2 years unopened, within 12 months after opening USE IN: yogurt, smoothies, sauces, salad dressings; spices and rubs; cooked cereals; lemonade, cocktails; ice cream, truffles, frosting, gelatin, glazes, panna cotta, meringues, whipped cream LIQUID Single-strength juice and concentrates from pressed fresh blueberries PURÉE STORAGE: Store unopened at room temperature; refrigerate or freeze; best used within 9 months unopened, refrigerate after opening, use within 10 days USE IN: agua fresca, lassi, cocktails, iced tea, lemonade; vinaigrettes, marinades, glazes, BBQ sauce, ketchup; sweet sauces Single-strength and various concentrations STORAGE: Store frozen; best used within 2 years frozen, or refrigerate after opening,use within 10 days blueberries USE IN: sweet or savory sauces, dips, vinaigrettes; smoothies, sodas, cocktails, lemonade; gelatin, mousse, parfaits, cake or pie fillings, pudding; frozen desserts; plațe smears Little Blue

Seven Different Ways to Enjoy Blueberries

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A visual look at seven different ways to store and serve blueberries that you may never have thought of before.


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