Whether you pick your own, buy them at a farmers market or your local grocery store, these little bluish-black wonders are packed with healthy properties. Some like the small wild variety, while others prefer the larger cultivated ones. I personally love them both.
High in antioxidants, blueberries are also high in vitamin C and K. They contain what is called anthocyanins, which give them their purple hue which helpsfight off cancer and lower cholesterol. Relatively low in terms of the glycemic index, these little blue bundles help to ward off urinary tract infections and memory loss.
Whether you like them in pies, cobblers, on top of your morning oatmeal, or in a smoothie, blueberries are simply a wonderful food choice. They are easy to freeze and that is why so many people buy them in large quantities at this time of year.
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To freeze blueberries, simply wash them and lay them on a towel to dry. Once they are dry, lay them on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer. This way they freeze individually. Once they are frozen you can put them into freezer bags and pack them away in your deep freeze. Take them out when you want to make fresh blueberry muffins.