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Frozen Blueberries- Nutrition and Flavor Year Round

In the spectrum of healthy fruits, Blueberries stand out—for their delicious taste, small size and big health benefits. With more antioxidant capacity per serving than most other fruits, frozen Organic Blueberries have a lot of what it takes to combat disease and promote healthy aging. Just a ½ cup of frozen Organic Blueberries satisfies one fruit serving and is a good source of dietary fiber. Visit the <a href="http://www.sunsetvalleyorganics.com/nutrition-info/frozen-blueberries-nutritional-facts.aspx">nutrition section</a> of our site to get the scoop on the testing we've done to learn how nutrient-dense our organic blueberries are.

Frozen fruits and vegetables are convenient and available year-round. What’s more, frozen makes it easy to get the colorful variety needed to ensure the widest range of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Plus, the FDA has concluded that frozen produce is just as nutritious as fresh and may even retain its nutritional value longer—all of which makes frozen an excellent value for consumers wanting to increase their intake while making the most of their food dollar.

So take a tip from the nutrition specialists...get your winter share of fiber, anti-oxidants AND a taste of summer, with Frozen Blueberries. Check out our recipes for many ways to use frozen blueberries

All Year Yummy Blueberries!

Frozen Market started today, this means that we machine pick the blueberries at night (firmest in the cool of the night), they then go into our holding rooms that are kept cool. They then make their way across an assortment of machinery including a fan, soft fruit detector, two color sorters, an inspection belt and a metal detector. To sum it up the blueberries are washed, sorted, and ready to be frozen.

We pack our berries into 30 pound boxes which are available year round to the public for $90.00, that is $3.00 per pound. We also offer gallon bags, that have five pounds of blueberries in them for $19.00, that is $3.80. Finally we have one pound bags, for 5.25 each. All the sizes are available year round, so you never run out of nutrient dense blueberries that taste great!

Our frozen market last usually three weeks once we get started, and this year we are keeping the front farm stand open an extra two weeks to keep up with demand of the U-Pick ($2.50 per pound) and our fresh market berries.

We are open seven days a week from 8am-6pm. However you are more than welcome to call, or e-mail with questions. (Check our website for details http://www.buyorganicberries.com/)

Frozen Fruit Cupcakes

• 1 small lemon
• 2 cups buttermilk
• ½ cup sugar
• ⅛ t salt
• 2 cups assorted fresh fruit (halved strawberries, chopped peaches, chopped nectarines, blueberries, or raspberries)
• garnish: lemon leaves, halved strawberries. blueberries, raspberries, and nectarine wedges
About 3 ½ hours before serving or early in day:
1. Line twelve 2 1/2" by 1 1/4" muffin pan cups with fluted paper baking cups.
2. Into large bowl, grate peel from lemon. Add buttermilk, sugar, and salt; mix until blended. Gently stir in 1 1/4 cups fruit. Spoon mixture into muffin pan cups. Top with remaining 3/4 cup fruit (some fruit will stay above mixture for pretty color). Cover and freeze until firm, about 3 hours.
3. To serve, peel off paper baking liners from dessert. Let stand at room temperature 10 to 15 minutes to soften slightly for easier eating. Garnish each serving with lemon leaves, strawberry halves, blueberries, raspberries, and nectarine wedges.
Makes 12 servings. About 70 calories per serving.