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Fruits and Vegetables – B

Beets

 
Pick Firm and blemish free beets, with deep coloured and fresh looking leaves.
Storage  Cut off leaves, about 1 inch away from the beet.  Store greens and beets in an open or perforated plastic bag in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Prepare Scrub beets well under cold water.  Plunge leaves into cold water, drain, and pat dry.

Blueberries

 
Pick Firm and plump blueberries with a whitish bloom.
Storage  Store unwashed and covered in the fridge for up to 2 days.  Remove any rotted blueberries, as they’ll spoil the whole bunch.
Prepare Place blueberries in a colander and rinse gently under cold water.  Pat dry with paper towel or spin dry in a salad spinner.

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