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Blueberries

What are blueberries? About the ingredient blueberries. Including 468 recipes with blueberries, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.

About

Blueberries are a berry, ranging from 5–16 millimetres (0.20–0.63 in) diameter with a flared crown at the end; they are pale greenish at first, then reddish-purple, and finally indigo blue when ripe.

They have a sweet taste when mature, with variable acidity. Blueberry bushes typically bear fruit in the middle of the growing season: fruiting times are affected by local conditions such as altitude and latitude, so the height of the crop can vary from May to August depending upon these conditions.

Blueberries are sold fresh or processed as individually quick frozen (IQF) fruit, purée, juice, or dried or infused berries which in turn may be used in a variety of consumer goods such as jellies, jams, blueberry pies, muffins, snack foods, and cereals.

Blueberries have a diverse range of micronutrients, with notably high levels (relative to respective Dietary Reference Intakes) of the essential dietary mineral manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K and dietary fiber (table). 

One serving provides a relatively low glycemic load score of 4 out of 100 per day.

Especially in wild species, blueberries contain anthocyanins, other antioxidant pigments and various phytochemicals possibly having a role in reducing risks of some diseases, including inflammation and certain cancers.

 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (148g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 84Calories from Fat 4
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21.4g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Sugars 14.7
Protein 1.1g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Blueberries are usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Blueberries are a member of the Fruits and Fruit Juices USDA nutritional food group.

How much do blueberries weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 148
1 pint as purchased, yields 402
50 berries 68

In Chinese:蓝莓
British (UK) term: Blueberries
en français:la myrtilles
en español:el arándanos

Recipes using blueberries

There are 484 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Alaskan Blueberry Coffee Cake
Alice's Blueberry Bran Muffins
All-American Blueberry Muffins
Amy's Blueberry Rhubarb Jam
Apple Blueberry Crumble Pie
Applesauce Blueberry Banana Bread
Applesauce-Blueberry Muffins
Awesome Whole Wheat Blueberry Bars
Baked Blueberry Cream Pie
Baking Mix Blueberry Muffins
Banana Blueberry Bread
Banana Blueberry Muffins

All 484 recipes

References

See more about bluerries about 7 years ago
Usda nutrition data almost 3 years ago

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