Blueberries have the highest antioxidants of any fruit. Enjoy 1 cup of blueberries and you've got your recommended daily amount of:
Blueberries are low in calories, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.
Most blueberry bushes are a few feet high, making them very easy to pick (for example, compared to strawberries that low to the ground).
Blueberries picked dry and kept cool will usually last 1-2 weeks. Putting them in a green bag can keep them fresh longer. You generally do not need to wash berries you pick. If you are going to wash them, wait until right before you use them.
Preparation is easy: just spread them out and look for any little stems that you want to pick off.
To freeze, just put them in a bag. (Do not wash them first.) If they'll be in the freezer for a while, consider using a specific freezer bag to better protect against freezer burn.
Frozen berries are perfect for fruit smoothies and can be used in cooking.
Use blueberries as the main ingredient for nutritious-packed smoothies. For the most basic, simply blend together:
Spruce up the taste and nutrition by adding things like: