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A great source of vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber, berries are also one of the most versatile fruits. Delicious fresh, baked, cooked, pureed, sprinkled as a topping, or frozen for later use, they’re a good-for-you food the whole family loves. 

HOW TO SELECT

Pick berries that are taut, shiny and vivid in color. Avoid dull, wrinkled skin, soggy-looking berries, or packages with leakage at the
bottom—a sign of hidden damage.

VARIETIES

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BLACKBERRIES
Very high in antioxidants, including vitamin C and E. Available year round. Try them—layered with chunks of angel food cake,
whipped cream and strawberries for a gorgeous easy dessert.  

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STRAWBERRIES
High in health-promoting phytonutrients, antioxidants, minerals
and vitamins--especially Vitamin C. Low in calories. Best availability February through October, peaking May through July. Try them—blended with bananas, yogurt and honey for a nourishing smoothie. 

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BLUEBERRIES
A superfood; rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C, manganese, and dietary fiber. Available year round. Try them—layered with low-fat Greek yogurt and granola for a breakfast parfait.

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RASPBERRIES
Low in calories, high in Vitamins A, C, and E; also antioxidants and fiber. Best availability May through October. Try them—added to savory sauces for a pop of color and flavor.


PREP AND STORAGE TIPS

  • Refrigerate berries as soon as possible, and don’t wash them until right before serving, as excessive moisture makes them spoil faster. 
  • Berries are highly perishable and best if served soon after purchase. 
  • Blackberries and blueberries should be transferred from the store container to a shallow covered bowl; Raspberries can be kept in the store container. 

Since berries have a short shelf life, freezing is a great way to enjoy them year-round. To freeze:

  • Rinse in a colander in a sink full of cool water. Swish gently.
  • Remove from sink and drain 10 minutes. Place on kitchen towel to air-dry 15 minutes.
  • Spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and place in freezer for 4 hours, or until berries are frozen solid.
  • Transfer to zip-top freezer bags, pressing out as much air as possible, and return to freezer. 


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Fresh Blueberry Cobbler

READY IN: 50 MINUTES

Bake this luscious cobber in the oven for a sweet, berry-filled dessert.


You deserve the best quality fruits and veggies and we're committed to bringing them to you. Remember though that certain crops may not be available due to weather conditions and selection may vary by store.