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Have a Berry Candy Summer season!

I grew up in Delaware and have fond recollections of visiting a blueberry farm each summer season with my household. We at all times left the farm with full bellies and large buckets of plump berries to take residence. Our summers consisted of the whole lot blueberry- blueberry pancakes, blueberry jam, and many blueberry milkshakes. My household’s love for berries has been handed right down to our virtually four-year-old daughter, Brynn, who on most days would favor berries over ice cream as a candy deal with!

Berries have loads of dietary advantages. They’re low in energy and excessive in fiber, nutritional vitamins, and antioxidants. Now that we’re entering into the summer season months the place berries are in season, recent berries are simpler to search out and are usually cheaper. Under are a number of tricks to lengthen the lifetime of recent berries.

  • Solely wash the quantity that you simply want for a snack or a recipe. Washing berries too quickly can result in them spoiling a lot faster.
  • If berries are on sale, you should buy them in greater portions to freeze. Wash the berries and place them in freezer baggage to make use of in recipes like Berry Banana Popsicles, Berry Crisp, and Yogurt Parfaits .
  • Save your self money and time by checking the containers of berries earlier than buying. I wish to flip the containers the wrong way up and shake the berries back and forth to verify for mould or mushy berries.


Take a look at the Aisle by Aisle part on Spend Sensible. Eat Sensible. for added tips about learn how to store and retailer seasonal fruits to stretch your meals {dollars}.


Cheers to including recent berries to your summer season meals!

Katy Moscoso

Katy Moscoso is a Program Specialist with Iowa State College Extension and Outreach. As a brand new mother she is at all times looking out for simple, wholesome recipes to organize for her household.

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