Selecting the Freshest Blueberries
Fresh blueberries are available in the store all year long because every season is blueberry season. That’s why it helps to keep your selection skills sharp.
Look for blueberries that are:
- Firm, dry, plump and smooth-skinned
- Deep purple-blue to blue-black with a silvery surface bloom
- Reddish (sour to eat but useable in cooking or baking)
- Juice stains in the container (fruit might be bruised)
- Leaves or stems
- Signs of age (softness, wrinkles, etc.)
Find All Your Favorite Forms
Blueberries are equally delicious in all their forms, and for people who love them, it’s fun to explore cooking and baking with each one!
Here is your cheat sheet for finding each form on your grocery store shelves or online so you don’t miss a single, signature boost of blue.
Ready to update your shopping cart? Go right ahead.
You can find pre-washed, unsweetened frozen blueberries packed in poly bags or boxes in most grocery frozen food sections.
Canned blueberries are preserved in sugar and water. You can find them in the aisle alongside other canned fruit in most grocery stores.
Dried blueberries are sweet and chewy. You can find them in the produce or snack section of the grocery store.
Freeze-Dried & Powdered Blueberries
Freeze dried blueberries are blueberries that have had all the water extracted from them. Powdered blueberries (pictured left) are whole dried blueberries that have been ground into powder. You can find both forms online or check the snack or baking aisles of your grocery store.
Blueberry Juice & Puree
You can order blueberry juice, puree or concentrate online. You may find blueberry juice in the juice section of some grocery stores as well.
Choose Your Blue
Looking for more information on blueberries in all their forms? We’ve got a handy breakdown of how to store and use each form, along with hacks and tips to get your boost of blue.