Saturday, June 6, 2009


It's amazing what you'll make yourself eat when you're trying to be healthy. I'm not a big fan of the blueberry but I've been eating them for a couple weeks now. Whenever I find them on sale because they are pretty expensive for what you get.

What makes some sweet while others are so sour I can hardly stand them? It's getting to the point where I can just about identify which ones will be sweet, they're big and a little soft, while the sour ones are usually smaller and harder. Then there's the ones in between. Either way I'm forcing myself to eat all of them. Aren't they supposed to be loaded with antioxidants that are good for something?


LuAnn said...

Ugh! There must be something just as good for you. Blah!

Tory Richards said...

LOL...I'm not a fruit person to begin with.

Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...I love blueberries and they are very good for you:) I understand how irritating it is to get unripe ones. There's a season for all fruit so about the only reliable way to know if it's ripe enough is to sample before you buy. I do this regularly with grapes and cherries.

As an alternative for the fresh blueberries (or other fruit) it can be bought flash frozen (I think little, if any, nutritional value is lost). There's a better chance that it was picked at peak season and therefore ripe.

For larger fruits, even though its a PITA, you can always return anything that's not ripe for a refund or better yet, if there's a produce manager around, they will generally give you a sample of anything before you buy.

The store, of course, is not overly concerned if the fruit is ripe or not and will sell whatever because most customers won't bother to sample, complain or return. My two cents for what it's worth....Nancy:)

Tory Richards said...

I have to confess Nancy, I've tried grapes and cherries in the store before buying them, too. Hubby and Alivia likes them and I want them to be sweet.

I put the sour blueberries in my yogart this morning and they were really quite good!

michelle said...

I love blueberries, especially when I go pick them myself at a local blueberry farm. yummm! I pick a big batch and freeze some for use over the winter. Blueberry pancakes, blueberry muffins, fruit smoothies...yummm again!

Tory Richards said...

Michelle, how do you freeze blueberries? I could stock up on them while they're reasonable and have some later when they jack the prices up.