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Wild California Blackberries

Driscol Strawberries

California Strawberry Field

Mostly of American and European origin. Berries were first cultivated by Europeans and Asians. When the Pilgrims came to the New World, they found the Native Americans enjoying cranberries, blueberries, and strawberries.

Usually sold in 1-quart and 1 1/2 -quart baskets. 
Servings vary, but 1 quart usually serves 4.

Select Large berries dry and of good color, not soft, or spotted or mildewed. Keep berries whole and uncovered in the refrigerator and use within 2 days.

Preparation  Wash and remove stems or hull only just before serving. Cranberries cannot be eaten raw and can be stored up to 6 days before cooking.

Market Forms  Fresh, frozen, canned in syrup, in jams, jellies, nectars, toppings, preserves. Melba sauce.

Serve  As fresh fruit, as stewed fruits, in desserts, pies, ice creams, sauces, shortcakes, liqueurs, soufflés, puddings, sherbets, in wines, ices and mousses. Cranberries can be cooked in sauces, jellies, stuffing, breads and pies.

Complimenting Condiments and Flavors  Heavy cream, sour cream, clotted or Devonshire cream, ice cream, sherbet, cold rice, nuts, cinnamon, sugar, brandy and wines.

Calories  1/2 cup = 45 calories

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