Bluberry, is an edible berry or fruit of the forest of wild shrubs of the Rosaceae family. The fruits when they are born are white, then they become reddish purple and when they acquire their ripening point they are blue. The largest producer is the United States.
They are round fruits, of firm texture. Semi-matte skin, greyish blue color. Dark purple pulp. They also sell them already frozen. (See Frozen products in the introduction of this application).
When you go to buy the product in the supermarket, we recommend
- Observe that the display site is clean and adequately refrigerated.
- Choose the products, preferably in this order: vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses and dairy in general, after the products of pantry, but before the meats, poultry, fish and shellfish.
- When you reach your destination refrigerate, so that the “cold chain” of the same is not interrupted.
They are used for juices, frozen milkshakes, fluffy (mousse). Also in sauces for: meats, ice creams, jellies, jams, cakes and confectionery in general.
Blueberries can be washed, dried and refrigerated in a plastic container without a lid. -they can also be divided (separate according to the amount you want to consume in each preparation), in plastic bags and freeze. -Those who are bought frozen, placed immediately in the freezer when they get home.
Frozen, 2-3 months, approximately. Refrigerated, 10-12 days approx.
Blueberries and berries in general, are washed in water with a few drops of vinegar to avoid the appearance of mold. It is advisable not to cook the fruit for beverages, since they lose nutrients.
Nutrients and properties:
Blueberries:-Avoid gastrointestinal problems and help the digestive system to function properly. -Helps to eliminate stones in the kidney. –Antioxidants (against ageing. -Prevents and combats cystitis and other urinary tract infections. -they help to the proper functioning of the muscles. -Avoid eye diseases such as conjunctivitis, astigmatism, glaucoma and cataracts. -they protect the vision in general. -Improve the blood circulation contributing to strengthen the capillaries. -Avoid arteriosclerosis, varicose veins, hemorrhoids and phlebitis. -they contribute to healthy skin and fight acne and eczema. -they accelerate to heal wounds. -Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial function. -Delay the onset of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and memory loss. -they help to lose weight, so they are indicated in cases of overweight and obesity or when they do diets for slimming. -they are rich in antioxidants and prevent urinary infections in lactating women. (See nutrients and their benefits, in fruits).
Periodically check the condition of the product, its storage and conservation, to be able to consume it in time.