By: Mireya Padilla
- When purchasing bilberries, look for firm, plump, rich-colored bilberries.
- Bilberries should be dry, covered, and in the refrigerator, so they can last up to 10 days. If frozen, put in an airtight container and place in freezer.
- Bilberry extract, Condensed bilberry powder, and bilberry leaf are available in the supermarket.
- Serving size for bilberries are determined by age. For children between 1 and 3 years of age, it is 1/4 cup, while 1/3 cup of bilberries is considered a serving size for 4-to-5-year-old children. The serving size of bilberries is the same for children between 6 and 12. Adolescents and healthy adults over 18, its 1/2 cup, or 74 grams, of the berries.
- Some tips for preparing bilberries are to wash and drain well before eating.
- Freeze bilberries up to a year.