All of us in
North America are lucky to have fresh and frozen
blueberries available year round! What do you do when you live in a
country with high heat and humidity and a refrigerator fit for a dorm room?
Check out preserved blueberries! Blueberry preserves have
been around for a long time. In fact they were canned for as a ration
for the Union Army in the Civil War. Blueberries have always made a great jam
and jelly and good ones are over 50 percent in fruit content. Now a new
generation of "jarred" blueberries are popular in Asia.
The concept: take fresh or frozen blueberries and suspend them in a
syrup, water or honey. This preserves the blueberry and the syrup is a
delicious treat as well. The shelf life is over a year. Most
important -- it helps us spread the great taste and nutrition of blueberries
around the globe! (note this photo from rural where the jarred blueberries
are sold right above the fresh blueberries! Japan