Check those blueberries

Reply

Old 09-04-2011, 05:15 AM
  #1  
FitDay Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 443
Default Check those blueberries

This might seem excessive to some people but I usually check every blueberry to see if it's rotten before I put it in the container I'm going to wash them with. I discard ones that looked damaged or moldy and remove stems from those who still have stems attached. This morning I looked at one and on the top of it I saw a little green caterpillar! I set that blueberry aside with the rotten ones on the table and kept checking other blueberries. In a few minutes, the caterpillar woke up and started moving around. lol So I took that blueberry with the caterpillar on it and threw it into my backyard. I don't know if it had any chance of survival away from its host plant like that but even if not that was a tough little caterpillar, it survived being refrigerated twice (once at the store once at home) lol.

Moral of the story though is I'm glad I check every blueberry.
Rubystars is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 05:39 AM
  #2  
FitDay Member
 
snafuken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ontario,Canada
Posts: 113
Default

Originally Posted by Rubystars View Post
This might seem excessive to some people but I usually check every blueberry to see if it's rotten before I put it in the container I'm going to wash them with. I discard ones that looked damaged or moldy and remove stems from those who still have stems attached. This morning I looked at one and on the top of it I saw a little green caterpillar! I set that blueberry aside with the rotten ones on the table and kept checking other blueberries. In a few minutes, the caterpillar woke up and started moving around. lol So I took that blueberry with the caterpillar on it and threw it into my backyard. I don't know if it had any chance of survival away from its host plant like that but even if not that was a tough little caterpillar, it survived being refrigerated twice (once at the store once at home) lol.

Moral of the story though is I'm glad I check every blueberry.
snafuken is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 02:13 PM
  #3  
FitDay Member
 
VitoVino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: 86
Posts: 1,875
Default

LOL I not only got a good chuckle out of your story here, Rubystars, but it's also sound advice.
VitoVino is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 05:49 PM
  #4  
FitDay Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 630
Default

The best blueberry recipe I know "wash, eat, repeat".
dear_abby is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 01:12 AM
  #5  
FitDay Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 443
Default

Well other than fattening things like blueberry muffins or blueberry pancakes I don't know a lot of recipes for them. I usually put them fresh into a fruit salad.

I've read if you put them with milk they don't have the full antioxidant benefit, but I think eating them with cereal is still better than not eating them at all.

They would probably be good as an oatmeal topper.
Rubystars is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 01:43 AM
  #6  
FitDay Member
 
almeeker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,742
Default

That little caterpillar was probably hatched on the end of a blueberry. I go to a U-Pik patch and in the blossom end of some of the blueberries is a tiny little piece of cacoon silk. I say eat those little caterpillars, get some extra protein, and maybe a little fiber from the silk! LOL.
almeeker is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service