Here's What 1 Pound of Blueberries Looks Like

Here's What 1 Pound of Blueberries Looks Like

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Hali Bey Ramdene
Jun 9, 2016
(Image credit: Samantha Bolton)

If you've ever gone blueberry picking, you know the general rule of thumb is pick two or three berries, then pop about 10 in your mouth. And while the carefree joy of eating berries fresh off the bush is half the fun, the haul you leave with is the main point. So now you have your bucket of berries. Before getting to the scale, you might want a sense of the weight. Here's an easy way to size things up.

Educate Your Eye: 1 Pound of Blueberries

One pound of blueberries is about four heaping palmfuls of berries. Whether you can handle the berries or simply need to picture it, it's about the same amount of marbles you'd be able to hold in an open palm four times over.

This method of measuring works for raspberries as well, and I find it very helpful when making a big berry-filled fruit salad.

Do you have any tips for measuring fruit without the help of measuring cups or a scale?

Educate Your Eye

Our eyes are one of our greatest, most useful tools in the kitchen. They can help us size up everything from the weight of vegetables to the doneness of meat. Educate Your Eye is a series on The Kitchn that teaches you what you need to know to use your eyes for smarter cooking both inside and outside the kitchen.

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