blueberries in a colander
For The Best Texture Results, Here's When To Wash Blueberries
By Julia Mullaney
Freshly-picked blueberries should be cared for in the best way possible, and that starts with washing them, which should be done at the last possible second before eating them.
Blueberries have a delicate texture and don’t like to get wet, so you should only wash them right before you eat them, or you risk letting the berries go bad more quickly.
To wash blueberries, place them in a strainer or colander and thoroughly rinse them with cold water without soap, which can leach into the berries and ultimately be ingested.
While waiting to be eaten, your blueberries should always be refrigerated and always have air flow, which you can provide by using the perforated plastic containers they come in.