Rainier Fruit Company

Blueberries

Blueberry Nutrition

Rainier Fruit is creating a niche during the summer months by growing organic blueberries on our own Central Washington family acreage and competing with "locally" grown blueberries in other parts of the United States. Our varieties have excellent size, firmness and flavor which exceed customer expectations.

Our soil and most importantly our climate make our blueberries different from those grown in other parts of the country. Just like our apples, pears and cherries it's climate, climate, climate. Our long warm days and cool nights, combined with well-draining volcanic soil, dry summers and careful management of the soil environment create fruit of exceptional flavor and quality. Studious attention to mulching, organic applications and water management produce beautiful, delicious fruit. Buyers visiting our ranches have repeatedly commented on the large size and sweetness of the fruit.

Blueberries are very good for you

Blueberries are a healthy and convenient food. No pitting or peeling is required, simply rinse and enjoy!

Blueberries are low fat, sodium free, and a good source of both fiber and vitamin C. A one cup serving of fresh blueberries will give you five grams of fiber and 15% of your daily vitamin C, all for only 80 calories.

Preparation

Since there's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting, blueberries are practically the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. For optimal storage, berries should be refrigerated, but not washed until needed. Once chilled, they will maintain their quality from 10 days to two weeks. If freezing blueberries, place berries one layer deep on sheet pans. Freeze, then place in freezer containers for storage. Remember that both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving.

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