This looks to be a fantastic week for blueberries. They are flooding into the market and weather permitting, will be reasonably priced for the next few weeks. They are sweet and crunchy and a great price. All of them are eating well, however I am still opting for the premium line to take home. All now from NSW, they are reputed to be the healthiest of all berries. They are great for dessert, breakfast and at the price they are this week, a punnet in the school lunchbox makes great sense. Blueberries at this time of the year are probably a better option than strawberries.
HOW TO PICK
Select firm, plump berries that have a natural, light blue-silver blush on the skin (this blush is a natural protective wax coating) and avoid excessively soft or withered berries.
HOW TO STORE
Store in the fridge. Don't wash berries until right before eating as washing will remove the bloom that protects the berries' skin from degradation.