Berries are relatively low in sugars compared to other fruits like bananas, which make them ideal for people who prefer to keep their carbohydrate intake lower. The problem comes in when you sprinkle berries with sugar.
When I was a kid, I picked raspberries with friends from a horse pasture that was along side of our house. Every neighborhood kid from my block tried to get their share. We picked and ate them right off the bush. We didn’t wash them and we never thought to put sugar on them because they were so good.
Store berries correctly to ensure the longest shelflife.
- Blueberry, wash when ready to eat, and store in a single layer moisture proof container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Raspberry, Boysenberry, wash when ready to eat, and store in a single layer moisture proof container in the refrigerator for up to 2 to 3 days.
The cost of berries should be coming down now as we get closer to summer, but they can be a little more spendy during certain parts of the year I suggest purchasing berries as special treats and keeping bananas, apples and oranges as your staples until the wonderful summer fruit are plentiful.