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Best to Buy

Choose blueberries that are firm and indigo blue with a silvery bloom. Discard mushy, shriveled, or moldy berries.

Prep & Store

Wash quickly, just before serving them. Blueberries are best used immediately, but can be stored (in a single layer) in a moistureproof container in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Tasty Tip

To freeze blueberries, place fresh berries in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Freeze them right from the container—be sure to not wash before freezing. Once frozen, transfer to a resealable plastic bag and store. When ready to use, measure out and wash the desired amount.

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