BLUEBERRIES "MIRACLE BERRY"
Blueberries are the fruits of a shrub that belong to the heath family, which includes the cranberry and bilberry as well as the azalea, mountain laurel and rhododendron. Blueberries grow in clusters and range in size from that of a small pea to a marble. They are deep in color, and feature a white-gray waxy "bloom" that covers the surface serving as a protective coat. (It is recommended not to wash your fresh blueberries as this will remove this natural coating that prevents the blueberries from clinging to one another when frozen -wash later).