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  • Washington Blueberry Season is Back and Bigger Than Ever! 08.01.19

     

    Washington is once again leading the nation in blueberry production! Blueberries are planted on more than 20,000 acres statewide. Washington also has one of longest blueberry seasons in the nation, usually around 5 months. 85% of blueberry harvested in Washington are organic, making it one of the largest growers of organic blueberries anywhere in the world.

     

     

    Blueberries have been proven to help keep a healthy gut along with reducing inflamation and increasing T-cell immune function. They have also been shown to help with brain protection for age-related memory deficits. USDA research shows that blueberries are rich in anti-oxidant phytonutrients, vitamin C, manganese and fiber.

     

     

    Along with being eaten fresh, blueberries can also be enjoyed in cooking and baking. They taste great in baked goods like muffins, pies, and tarts. Bluberries also can be added to pancakes, smoothies, salads, sauces, jams, syrups, ice pops and ice cream for a fun treat or used as a breakfast topper on yogurt, granola, or oatmeal.

     

     

    The freshest blueberries are those that are deep blue with no discoloration. They should smell fruity and sweet and should be eaten within a few days of purchase or frozen for future use. Look for signs in the grocery store that show the blueberries came from local Washington farms to guarantee the freshest flavor and quality. If you want to pick them yourselves, visit a local U-Pick farm. For more information, head to www.wablueberries.com

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