Blueberries are a distinctive fruit which are native to North America and commonly found in the highbush, lowbush, and rabbiteye varieties.

 

Blueberries are a rich blue colour, with delicate skin and a juicy pulp.

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Are very high in vitamin K which promotes strong bones, teeth and skin.(1)

 

  • Contain good levels of vitamin C which provides antioxidants to increase cellular protection.(2)

 

  • Packed with manganese which works as a cofactor enzyme with the antioxidant superoxide dismutase that helps eradicate harmful free radicals that cause cellular damage. (3)

 

  • Contain vitamin E which helps to prevent cancer, ageing, arthritis and cataracts. (4)

 

  • Particularly high in B-Vitamins which are essential to metabolise carbohydrates, proteins and fats.(5)

 

  • Anti-inflammatory fruits that contain retinol which helps to protect the retina of the eye and anthocyanins that protect bones against the onset of osteoporosis. (6).

 

Blueberries Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per 
Serving
% Daily 
Value*
Calories 57
Calories from Fat 3
Total Fat 0 g 1%
Saturated Fat 1 g 5%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 14 g 5%
Dietary Fibre 2 g 10%
Sugar 10 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A1% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium1% Iron 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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