Wyman’s Wild Blueberries

These wild blueberries pack 48 percent more antioxidants than their cultivated counterparts and are flash frozen within hours of being picked.

We fell in love with these blueberries without knowing much about them, primarily because of their luscious smell. Few frozen fruits produce any scent at all, so we were surprised by the distinctive blueberry aroma wafting out of the just-opened, still-frosty bag. We soon discovered their aroma has an interesting backstory. Wild blueberries pack 48 percent more antioxidants than their cultivated counterparts, according to one USDA study – hence the dark color, intense flavor and potent fragrance, even when ice cold. It helps that these particular berries are flash frozen within hours of being picked, and that they’re cultivated from decades-old wild patches in Maine. To top it off, Wyman’s are surprisingly less expensive than frozen organic cultivated blueberries: You can get a 3-pound resealable bag for around 13 bucks; compare that to $5 for a puny 10-ounce package of the latter. Find them at your local natural grocery, or visit www.wymans.com for a store locator. Smaller sizes are available.

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