OUR FRUITS ARE OUR HEART & SOUL
OUR WHOLESOME TO THE CORE® MISSION STARTS WITH GROWING HEALTHY FRUITS ROOTED IN GREAT QUALITY
If you’ve had the opportunity to try our organic blueberries, you may notice they are in a class of their own. Just like our apples, pears and cherries, it’s all about the climate. Our long warm days and cool nights combined with well-draining volcanic soil create fruit of exceptional flavor and quality.
Blueberry NUTRITIONAL VALUE
Since there’s no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting, blueberries are practically the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. Simply rinse and enjoy!
Blueberry health benefits include 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. Additionally, blueberries have one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants compared to other fresh fruits.
- Choose firm, plump blueberries with a dusty white sheen (known as “bloom”). These are the ripest and best tasting.
- Blueberries won’t ripen off the bush. Reddish berries are not ripe.
- Shake the container to make sure the berries move freely. If they are soft, damp or damaged, they’ll stick together and may soon get moldy and rot.
- Pick out any bad berries to prevent the spread of mold, and then store in the fridge in a container with holes.
- Blueberries will keep for about a week, but should be eaten as soon as possible.
- Fresh berries are very fragile and should be briefly washed and gently patted dry immediately before consumption. Washing blueberries removes the protective coating, so don’t wash them until just before using.