Tasty Naturipe® Blueberries
They may be tiny in size but Naturipe® blueberries are big on flavor and health benefits. Naturipe® growers have been growing blueberries for generations on their farms. These families take tremendous pride in what they do and it shows in the berries. Blueberries are one of the few truly blue foods on earth, but they don’t start that way. They first appear white, turn red and finally blue, making them an All-American berry.
Naturipe® berries are grown in many locations throughout North America from April through October, and in Chile, Argentina and Mexico during the winter months. Naturipe® Farms offers conventional and organic blueberries year-round in a variety of package sizes.
Nutrition & Health
Blueberries have often been recognized as the fruit with the highest antioxidant activity. These natural superfoods offer twice as many disease fighting antioxidants as spinach, more than three times as many as oranges, red grapes and cherries and more than four times as many as grapefruit, white grapes, bananas and apples. Blueberries are also thought to be helpful in improving memory function and healthy aging.
Pick blueberries that are plump, dent free and blue. You don’t want any red on your blueberries, as they do not continue to ripen after harvesting. A silvery sheen on your berries is a good thing; it’s a blueberries way of protecting itself from the harsh rays of the sun. Store your unwashed berries in your refrigerator and they should last five to seven days. Simply rinse before serving.
Interesting Fact: Blueberries are one of the only fruits native to North America, but are found on almost every continent. Blueberries are the oldest known plants still living –they have been traced back 13,000 years!