Discovering the Delights of Florida Blueberries

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(Last Updated On: March 21, 2024)

Discover the seasonal availability, the art of hand-picking, and the health benefits of these flavorful berries. Explore why they’re hand-picked, not harvested by machines, and uncover what makes them truly special. Join us in celebrating the taste of springtime in every delicious bite of nature’s bounty. While this post is sponsored by Noble Citrus, my love for Florida produce and New Crop Blueberries is my own.

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In the world of fresh produce, few gems shine as brightly as Florida blueberries. These petite fruits, brimming with flavor and nutrients, showcase the agricultural prowess of the Sunshine State. They are only available for a limited time and you will indeed be sad if you miss them in stores, so read on to discover when they are available and why you need these blue bites of amazing in your day to day routine!

Florida blueberries

Why we love Florida Blueberries

Seasonal Splendor

Florida blueberries typically grace the market shelves from late March to early May, with peak harvest times slightly varying due to weather conditions and regional nuances. This limited-time availability means that you better stock up while you can! Noble New Crop Blueberries are the first to hit the Florida market, and they just so happen to be my favorite Florida blueberries 🙂

Did you know that you can freeze fresh blueberries? YES! That means you can buy as many Florida blueberries that can fit in your shopping cart and you can enjoy them all year long!

Hand-Picked for Perfection

A distinguishing characteristic of Noble New Crop Florida blueberries is their hand-picked harvest method. Noble’s Florida blueberries prosper on Southern Highbush plants. In Florida they get limited amounts of weather-chilling. This produces delicious berries that require gentler processing–more hand-picking and hand-sorting.

Hand-picking allows harvesters to meticulously select only the ripest berries, ensuring peak sweetness and flavor. Hand-picking also minimizes damage to the delicate berries, preserving their appearance and extending their shelf life.

Nutritional Powerhouses

Besides the fact that they are bursting with flavor, blueberries boast an array of health benefits, making them a nutritious addition to any diet. They don’t call these blue beauties the KING OF ANTIOXIDANTS for nothing! These petite fruits are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, offering a plethora of wellness advantages. They are particularly rich in vitamin C, essential for immune function and collagen production, as well as vitamin K, crucial for bone health and blood clotting.

And if that wasn’t enough, Florida blueberries have manganese, supporting metabolism and antioxidant defenses, along with dietary fiber, which aids in digestion and promotes feelings of satiety. Their high antioxidant content, including anthocyanins and flavonoids, contributes to their anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties, potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases and cognitive decline.

In other words….You need blueberries in your life.

Culinary Treasures

Whether enjoyed fresh as a snack, tossed on salads, blended into yummy smoothies, or baked into pies, cookies and muffins, Florida blueberries elevate all your culinary creations with their flavor and nutritional benefits.

Florida blueberries are more than just a seasonal fruit – they are a testament to nature’s abundance and flavors found in the Sunshine State. From their carefully hand-picked harvest to their numerous health benefits, these berries embody the essence of Florida one tiny blue bite at a time.

Did you know?

Noble New Crop Blueberries are locally sourced, hand-picked, and never genetically modified. They arrive in stores just a few days after being picked. It doesn’t get fresher than that my friends unless you are picking them yourself!

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Looking for some ways to enjoy blueberries? Here are a few of my favorite blueberry recipes:

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