Blueberries are delicate, small, and round. Ripe blueberries are plump and deep blue in color. They have a gray, natural waxy coat that protects them from moisture. This coat is called bloom and keeps the berries juicy. Ripe, deep blue indigo berries have a surprisingly green flesh as well.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, full of dietary fiber, low in fat, and high in Vitamin C. They help the body process nutrients, carbohydrates, and proteins. Just a handful of blueberries per day can satisfy your daily fiber requirement. In addition, blueberries keep you full longer and can provide almost 25% of your daily vitamin C requirement. Right now, researchers are pursuing the link between blueberries and cancer prevention, brain health, insulin response, and cardiovascular health!
Temperature:The optimum temperature to ensure the best shelf life is just above freezing, between 33 and 34 degrees.