New Zealand blueberries are available from October to April.
Storage and Handling
In cooler months blueberries are best kept at room temperature but at the height of summer they need to be refrigerated. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
The blueberry is one of the few fruit native to North America. Native American tribes consumed the berries fresh and also preserved them. Parts of the plant were used as medicine. A tea made from the leaves of the plant was thought to be good for the blood. Blueberry juice was used to treat coughs. The juice also made excellent dye for baskets and cloth.
- Blueberries grow on shrubs that are either deciduous (lose their leaves each year) or evergreen (keep their leaves)
- Blueberries are green and they ripen to a deep blue/purple colour
- Blueberries, an Antioxidant Superfood!
- Packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, these berries are also high in potassium and vitamin C
1 x punnet - 125g