Blueberries

Season: June to September

Description: Blueberries are a source of potassium, fiber and vitamin K. Potassium helps maintain healthy blood pressure, fiber helps control cholesterol and keeps you regular, and vitamin K contributes to bone health.

Vitamins: Vitamin K, Potassium, Fiber

Selection: Choose plump blueberries with a silver frost. Colors may range from blue, black, bluish-black or purple.

Storing: In the refrigerator for 5 to 6 days. For longer storage, freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet, then transfer them to a freezer bag. Frozen blueberries are best used within 1 year.

Preparation: Rinse blueberries just before using.

Serving: Add blueberries to cereal, oatmeal or yogurt. Layer blueberries, yogurt and granola to make a parfait. Use blueberries for pie filling, jam, jelly, syrup or juice.

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