Saturday, April 2, 2011

Blueberries Can Be Dehydrated Too!

It won’t be long before blueberries are everywhere: the grocery store, the farm stands, even at the U-picks. In my neck of the woods, this tends to occur in June. By June, my mouth is watering for the taste of fresh blueberries.
My gang likes blueberries. When I say they like blueberries, I mean they LIKE blueberries. I can’t keep enough around. I can them, freeze them and even dehydrate them. Yes, dehydrate them.
Why would you want to dehydrate them? There are a number of reasons. Dehydrated blueberries can be stored in zipper-type plastic bags, mason jars or other tightly sealed containers, none of which take up freezer space. Most recipes for canning blueberries call for adding some amount of sugar. Dehydrated berries have nothing added.
Dehydrated blueberries are also versatile. You can use them in all sorts of recipes where you would use fresh berries. You can also eat them as is, add them to your own snack mixes or toss them in cereal. Directions for dehydrating blueberries are easy to follow and require only that you have a dehydrator and storage containers. Anything else you might need, you probably already own.
When you see blueberries on sale this summer, consider stocking up and dehydrating some for your winter use. You’ll be glad you did.

3 comments:

Lyn Lomasi, LifeSuccessfully.com said...

Great advice! Dehydrated blueberries taste great, but it's hard to find them. I'll remember to dehydrate my own this time. Thanks!

Marie Anne said...

I never would have thought of dehydrating blueberries, but I'll bet they'd be great in muffins when they're out of season.

Loki Morgan said...

yum! I love blueberries! Maybe I should get a dehydrating machine. :)

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