America’s Favorite Berry! Blueberries are gaining in popularity among health conscious consumers. Widely published research suggests blueberries rank among the best sources for disease fighting antioxidants. With berries from several diverse regions, fresh Hurst’s Blueberries are available year-round.
Widely published research suggests that blueberries are one of the richest sources of disease-fighting antioxidants. Antioxidants reduce oxidative stress that can cause damage to cells, leading to cancer, cardiovascular disease and other diseases of aging. Other studies have shown that the pigment in the skin of a blueberry improves balance, coordination and short-term memory. Blueberries are also rich in vitamin C and fiber, and naturally low in fat, cholesterol and sodium.
HANDLING & STORAGE
- Blueberries should not be damp because moisture speeds up the rate of decay.
- Shelf life for Hurst’s blueberries is 7 to 14 days.
- For best flavor, they should be consumed within one week.
- Blueberries are excellent for freezing.
Hurst’s blueberries are sold in several clamshell sizes and in 5 lb. bulk boxes. The clear clamshell design protects the berries and allows you to see the fruit easily. During peak season, blueberries are typically sold in 4.4 oz., 6 oz, 1 pint, 2 lb. and 5 lb. packs.