All of us in North America are lucky to have fresh and frozen blueberries available year round! What do you do when you live in a country with high heat and humidity and a refrigerator fit for a dorm room? Check out preserved blueberries! Blueberry preserves have been around for a long time. In fact they were canned for as a ration for the Union Army in the Civil War. Blueberries have always made a great jam and jelly and good ones are over 50 percent in fruit content. Now a new generation of “jarred” blueberries are popular in Asia. The concept: take fresh or frozen blueberries and suspend them in a syrup, water or honey. This preserves the blueberry and the syrup is a delicious treat as well. The shelf life is over a year. Most important — it helps us spread the great taste and nutrition of blueberries around the globe! (note this photo from rural Japan where the jarred blueberries are sold right above the fresh blueberries!