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How do you freeze blueberries so that there are ice crystals inside?

Normally freezing processes try to avoid forming large ice crystals by freezing rapidly and maintaining a temperature well below the freezing point of the liquid in the product (not simply 0°C due ...
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How can I aquire (not avoid) sour blueberries?

I too love sour blueberries. I usually shake the punnet gently in the shop, and if they 'rattle' like they're hard, they will often be fairly sour. If they just thud around quietly, they are probably ...
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How can I aquire (not avoid) sour blueberries?

Blueberries don't continue to ripen after picking so finding those that are blue and tart can be a challenge. If you see berries that are slightly purple or red, they may have been picked early and be ...
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Can jam be made from frozen berries?

Yes. Freezing can change the texture of the berries, but if you're cooking them down to make jam with, it shouldn't matter. Some recipes using frozen berries suggest preparing the fruit for this ...
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What fruits, vegetables, raw meats, or spices are naturally blue?

Butterfly pea flowers, corn flower, chicory flowers, blue mallow flower and blue lotus all have blue flowers and the petals are used to make tea, in salads, or to spice foods (for the color). Black ...
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Are berries acidic enough they must be on top, not within, panna cotta?

Reporting experimental results. I hypothesized that frozen berries will fare better than fresh. The reasoning? It will take them a while to thaw if the cream is poured at room temperature and put in ...
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How to prevent pureed blueberries from gelling?

In my experiments with pureed blueberries as a photosensitizer in optical detectors, I've experienced that the pectin tends to leave the top fluid phase when centrifuged a lot. 4000G, for 60 minutes, ...
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How to spread dried blueberries evenly when using bread machine?

According to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, you can spread half the batter, add the berries, and top with the second half of the batter. But, I usually coat the blueberries in flour. It prevents ...
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How to spread dried blueberries evenly when using bread machine?

You can add them at the start of the mixing process to help distribute them evenly. You may find that soaking them for a few minutes in warm water to re-hydrate will help the berries mix more evenly ...
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What fruits, vegetables, raw meats, or spices are naturally blue?

A meat that is blue is lingcod (about 20% of the time, according to Wikipedia). The rock/kelp greenling and cabezon also sometimes have blue flesh, though I'm not sure if the cabezon is edible (source)...
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What fruits, vegetables, raw meats, or spices are naturally blue?

Blue corn would be a good example.
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How to prevent pureed blueberries from gelling?

The enzyme, Pectinase AKA Polygalacturonase, might prove useful to you. Apparently, winemakers use it to reduce cloudiness. You can buy it online.
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