Actually, yes, yes you can! I’ve been doing it for years now and only broken one 32oz jar in the process. And that was because the jar was too large and shouldn’t have gone in the freezer in the first place. (More on that detail in a bit.)
Likewise, people ask, does freezing blueberries destroy it antioxidants?
Since most of the color is in the skin, freezing the blueberries actually improves the availability of the antioxidants. … She analyzed the anthocyanin content of blueberries frozen for one, three, and five months and found no decrease in antioxidants over fresh berries.
In this way, how do you freeze blueberries so they don’t get mushy?
Freeze the berries in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet so that they can freeze quickly and evenly. Once frozen, you can move them to a freezer-safe container with a lid for longer storage.
How do you prepare fresh blueberries for freezing?
Prepare to Freeze
Pour the berries onto the baking sheet and pick out any smashed berries, leaves, twigs, etc. Be sure the berries are in a single layer so that they can freeze quickly and evenly. Once frozen, you can easily lift the parchment or wax paper and pour the berries into a freezer-safe container.
The easiest way to store blueberries is to use the breathable container they came in. Go ahead and pop a paper towel in the bottom to absorb any excess moisture that may leak out. Store them in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
Place the berries on paper towels and drain well. Place them in a single layer on a jellyroll pan or cookie sheet, and put the pan in the freezer. (If needed, line the pan with parchment paper.) When hardened, they can be placed in freezer bags or plastic containers labeled with the date.
Answer: Upon returning from the grocery store, remove berries from their plastic basket. Remove all bruised or mouldy berries, and gently pour the remaining unwashed berries into large Mason jars. Store the jars in the coldest part of the fridge; the berries will last approximately one week.
This helps compensate for the mushy texture frozen fruits have when thawed. Frozen fruit in the package can be thawed in the refrigerator, under running water, or in a microwave oven if thawed immediately before use. Turn the package several times for more even thawing.
Blueberries aren’t big to begin with, so it shouldn’t take much longer than an hour for the berries to freeze through UNLESS your freezer is already pretty full. If that’s the case, let the blueberries sit in the freezer for 2-4 hours.
According to the researcher behind the study, Marin Plumb, because commercially-packaged blueberries are frozen soon after they are picked, “they are equal in quality to fresh.” This is great news anyone interested in healthy eating as frozen BC-grown blueberries are available year-round, as close as the freezer aisle …
Only rinse your berries just before you’re going to use them. … Just remember to rinse the berries before using them. Commercially frozen blueberries have been washed—use them directly from the bag. Refrigerate thawed blueberries and use within 3 days.
Arrange Blueberries in a Single Layer
You can technically freeze the blueberries directly in the pint container, but using a baking sheet is by far the best way. It helps the blueberries freeze faster—and it’s a good rule of thumb for any food that you’re freezing.
Why do mason jars break in the freezer? Non-tempered glass contains microscopic air bubbles that expand and contract as the glass is heated and cooled down, especially at extreme temperatures, like during canning and freezing. When those little air bubbles expand, they cause the glass to crack or even explode!