Blueberry Revelation

Friday, September 22, 2006

Well, heck… I didn’t know that blueberries are white on the inside.

Discovered while chomping on crunchie freeze dried berries.

Dried Blueberry


posted September 22nd, 2006 at 7:38 pm

The middle looks more clear when they’re split fresh* but I’ve got to say that is the coolest close-up blueberry photo I’ve ever seen.

* When I was young, summer meant paying $3 per head and taking buckets to pick over blueberry fields in Brunswick, ME after the winnowing machine had gone through them. I liked to imagine myself in Blueberries for Sal without the bear.

posted October 5th, 2006 at 2:06 pm

I didn\’t know blueberries can be white inside until I moved to Scotland and began buying blueberries from supermarket as opposed to picking them wild in the forests. Back home (alias in Estonia) blueberries are much smaller, and deep blackish blue. Now I know that cultivated berries are blue only outside:(

  • Nice point Pille. We also have wild blueberries around these parts. I\’ll have to see what ours are like.


posted October 12th, 2006 at 7:26 pm

Blueberries are actually a bit more clear/green when fresh. The most incredible and illusive is the true wild Huckleberry. While spending last summer in Spokane for an internship I had the chance to purchase a pint of these berries. They’re extremely fragile (like most wild berries) and more like tiny bags of delectable juice that burst on your tongue. You can’t grow the commercially, and the taste is indescribable.

- Sneu

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