The Wonderful World of Blueberries

Blueberries are one of my favorite summer fruits, in fact—I even photographed one under a scanning electron microscope as part of my terra cibus series.

This summer infographic illustrates how to store and use them—in all their wonderful sweetly tart forms.  Consider this your public service announcement for how to make the most of your precious little gems.

For instance, when there is a silvery bloom to the berry, you’ll want to eat the berries fresh within 10 days…rinsing them only before you eat them.

The already washed flash-frozen ones last about 10x times longer…10 months!  These are delicious in fruit smoothies, sorbets and pancakes.

The glossy infused-dried berries are best in trail mixes, baked goods and salads.

The crunchy freeze-dried versions last up to 10 YEARS.  Yes, years!  They can be reconstituted with liquids, or used dried.

Powdered, liquid and pureed versions are all wonderful in sauces, dressings and desserts.

Have a gander of your own, and big thanks to PadillaCRT for this great infographic.

Blueberry infographic