In Your Kitchen
When shopping for fresh blueberries at your neighborhood grocery store or supermarket, there are a few things to look for to help you pick the tastiest blueberries:
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• Look for a deep blue color
• Shake the container: if they do not all move then it could mean that some of the berries are moldy or crushed
• Wild blueberries are richer in phytonutrients
Aside from the fresh variety, blueberries are available in both frozen and dried forms, making them available for you to consume all year long. Remember, it is recommended that blueberries be included regularly into your diet, as the consumption of 1 to 2 cups of this fruit daily has been shown to contribute to optimal health. Blueberry juice and jam, along with other types of berry juice and jam, are also readily available at most grocery stores and supermarkets. Both of these options can be quite high in polyphenols as well, however, it is important to remember that fruit juice is high in calories too.