Blueberries are a very popular fruit in the United States because of their unique flavor, color and ease of preparation. They are wonderful to eat as a snack, to put on cereal, waffles and pancakes, or use in a variety of delicious desserts.
Blueberry fruit is also extremely good for you. It is low in calories and sodium, contains no cholesterol and is a source of fiber. Blueberries also contain measurable quantities of ellagic acid, which studies have shown to help prevent cancer.
Look for firm, dry fruit that is deep purple/blue to blue/black in color. Avoid containers that are stained with juice or have wrinkled berries because they may be overripe or have been stored too long.