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August 28, 2013

How to Freeze Fresh Blueberries

The girls and I love blueberries!  We enjoy them in smoothies, muffins, on pancakes, with yogurt and as a snack by themselves.   

Blueberries are delicious and have wonderful health benefits:

*  Packed with vitamins C and E which helps with healthy gums, absorption of iron and a healthy immune system.  

*  Rich in minerals - iron, magnesium, potassium and manganese.

*  Help reduce free radical cell damage.

*  Help reverse age related memory loss and motor skill decline.

*  High in fibre which promotes a healthy digestive system.

*  Assist with weight loss as they activate fat loss in abdominal cells.


Here's how I freeze them:

1.  Put berries into a colander and wash with fruit/veggie cleaner, to help remove any dirt and pesticides.  Let drain for a few minutes.   

2.  Rinse with fresh water.  

3.  Spread out on clean teatowel and pat dry.  Don't use your best teatowels as they can stain.  

4.  Line a baking tray with parchment paper or another clean teatowel and spread out the berries in one layer.

5.  Flash freeze by putting the tray in the freezer for a few hours.

6.  Place into a ziploc freezer bag (pre-labelled with date and type of berries) and freeze.

Easy-peasy!

Do you love blueberries?  How do you preserve them?

1 comment:

  1. The blueberries have been really yummy & reasonably priced this year. Thanks for sharing at my Pin Me Linky Party!

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