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frozen vs fresh blueberries???

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 22, 2011 at 10:59 PM

what do you think of the difference??? (assuming they're both organic etc)

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on February 23, 2011
at 09:28 PM

hi mission man - i live in victoria - really liked the show and am trying to source as much as I can from the island - although it can be tough at times! I guess the show is only a canadian thing hey?

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on February 23, 2011
at 01:55 AM

It's funny you mention 100 mile diet. As soon as I saw that I checked your profile to see if you were a fellow Canadian, sure enough you are. Since we are also talking blueberries, I am curious if you live in the Fraser Valley of BC? I live in Mission where they filmed the 100 mile challenge and also across the river from several blueberry farms. Anyway hello nice to see other canucks here

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on February 22, 2011
at 11:58 PM

It's also better to buy wild blueberries. Since organic wild blueberries are only available frozen where I live, I buy them frozen.

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on February 22, 2011
at 11:17 PM

I would recommend getting frozen *wild* blueberries if you can afford them.

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on February 22, 2011
at 11:13 PM

I have heard the vitamins degrade the longer the fruit/veg is off the mother plant. Usually frozen produce is frozen very quickly, then travel time to shelf becomes irrelevant. I vote for frozen being better. The exception to this would be if you have local availability of fresh produce, thus the travel/shelf time is greatly reduced and there is no need to purchase frozen.

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on February 22, 2011
at 11:17 PM

I would recommend getting frozen *wild* blueberries if you can afford them.

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on February 23, 2011
at 12:54 AM

Frozen berries, veggies and fruits are frozen at perfection. Fresh is sitting out under ultraviolet lights degrading

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on February 22, 2011
at 11:47 PM

I would say the difference is seasonal (dependant on where you live). If blueberries are in season eat them fresh - if not eat them frozen. I woulld try to source the most local of the frozen varieties as well (but I like follow the whole 100 mile diet as much as I can).

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on February 23, 2011
at 09:28 PM

hi mission man - i live in victoria - really liked the show and am trying to source as much as I can from the island - although it can be tough at times! I guess the show is only a canadian thing hey?

A3ff262a2686d79789e09a26013901b3

(1208)

on February 23, 2011
at 01:55 AM

It's funny you mention 100 mile diet. As soon as I saw that I checked your profile to see if you were a fellow Canadian, sure enough you are. Since we are also talking blueberries, I am curious if you live in the Fraser Valley of BC? I live in Mission where they filmed the 100 mile challenge and also across the river from several blueberry farms. Anyway hello nice to see other canucks here

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on February 23, 2011
at 01:26 AM

Fresh, frozen, organic, "wild", you name it, but none of them compare to real wild blueberries I've had at home (I am from Latvia). By real wild I mean blueberries that are not harvested, they grow in forest without any human intervention. To get them you would have to go and pick them up. It's a slow process, but if you try hard you can gather 10 liters in a day.

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on February 23, 2011
at 04:08 AM

SOme frozen fruits and veggies are sprayed with chemicals so that they will retain their pretty colors even after being frozen. I prefer fresh when I can get it.

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