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Benefits of including Blueberry in our diet. Benefits </>
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Main Health Benefits of Blueberry. Health Benefits
Heart care, Increases metabolic rate, Prevents constipation, Anti depressant and Cancer prevention
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Other General benefits of consuming Blueberry. General Benefits
Anti oxidant properties, Controls blood pressure, Digestive aid, Eye care, Helps in weight loss and Strengthens bones
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Benefits of Blueberry for skin. Skin Benefits
Anti-aging benefits, Reduces wrinkles, Skin rejuvenation, Skin revitalization, Treatment of acne and Treatment of dark spots
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Benefits of Blueberry for hair. Hair Benefits
Promotes longer and healthier hair and Regulates hair growth
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Allergy of fruits is defined as the damaging Immune response by the body to certain fruits. Blueberry Allergy
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Allergy symptoms of Blueberry fruit. Allergy Symptoms
Abdominal Pains, Anaphylaxis, Breathing Difficulty, Coughing, Decrease In Blood Pressure, Diarrhea, Eczema, Fainting, Hives, Lightheadedness, Nausea, Runny Nose, Sneezing, Swelling Of Mouth, Tongue Or Lips, Vomiting and Wheezing
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Undesirable effects of Blueberry on body. Side Effects
Affects Blood Glucose Levels, Decrease In Blood Sugar Levels and Allergic Reaction
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It tells you whether Blueberry is allowed for following conditions or not. Recommeded for
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Know whether Blueberry is allowed for pregnant women or not. Pregnant Women
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Know whether Blueberry is allowed for lactating women or not. Lactating Women
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Best time to eat Blueberry. Best Time to Eat
  • Morning time (before lunch)
  • As a snack in the late afternoon
  • Eat the fresh ones, avoid mixing with any other foods, don't eat after meal.
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Nutrition is the process of obtaining food or nutrients necessary for growth and health. Nutrition </>
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Serving size of Blueberry is the amount for which the nutrients present in Blueberry are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Organic compounds that include sugars, starch and cellulose. Carbs are the primary source of energy. Carbs
14.49 g
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Indigestible part of food that is obtained from plants. Fibers contain substances like cellulose, lignin, pectin and is Important for blood sugar control, Heart health, Skin health, weight loss etc. Fiber
2.40 g
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These are soluble, crystalline, sweet-tasting carbohydrates found in living tissues. Sugar
9.96 g
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21
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Proteins are molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are necessary for proper functioning of body cells. Protein
0.74 g
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39
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Protein to Carb Ratio. Protein to Carb Ratio
0.05
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22
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Vitamins are organic compounds and a source of essential amino acids to the body. Vitamins
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A type of Vitamin needed for vision, healthy skin, mucous membranes, bone and tooth growth and to immune system health. Vitamin A (Retinol)
3.00 mcg
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32
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It is a part of an enzyme needed for energy metabolism and is Important for nerve functioning. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
0.04 mg
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27
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Part of an enzyme important for normal vision and skin health. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
0.04 mg
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22
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A Vitamin belonging to Vitamin B complex which aids in better blood circulation and energy. Higher amounts of Niacin improves cholesterol levels and lowers cardiovascular risks. Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
0.42 mg
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Part of an enzyme important for nervous system, digestive system, and skin health. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
0.12 mg
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Part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism and helps in making red blood cells. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin)
0.05 mg
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Part of an enzyme needed for making DNA and new cells, especially red blood cells. Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
6.00 mcg
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An Antioxidant and part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism. It’s Important for immune system health and aids in iron absorption. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
9.70 mg
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48
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An Antioxidant and protects cell walls. Vitamin E (Tocopherole)
0.57 mg
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17
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Part of an enzyme needed for proper blood clotting. Vitamin K (Phyllochinone)
19.30 mcg
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4
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A type of carotenoid composed of long chain of eleven conjugated double bonds which prevents heart diseases and certain types of cancers. Lycopene
0.00 mcg
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These are two types of carotenoids which are yellow to red pigments found in fruits and vegetables. Important for antioxidant functions in the body. Lutein+Zeaxanthin
80.00 mcg
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A highly basic compound important in the synthesis and transport of lipids in the body. Choline
6.00 mg
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20
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Fats are group of natural esters of glycerol and various fatty acids. Fat
0.33 g
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30
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Minerals are solid, naturally occurring inorganic substances that are found in fruits. Minerals
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Potassium helps to maintain the proper acid to base ratios in the body and plays an important role in synthesizing proteins from amino acids. Potassium
77.00 mg
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Iron helps our red blood cells for transportation of oxygen to all parts of the body. Regulates cell growth and cell differentiation. Iron
0.28 mg
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37
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Sodium helps nerve and muscle function and maintains the balance of fluids in body. Sodium
1.00 mg
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20
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Helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones. Also necessary for proper functioning of heart, muscles and nerves. Calcium
6.00 mg
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A type of mineral which helps in normal functioning of muscles and nerves. Also helps regulate the heart beat and to keep bones stronger. Magnesium
6.00 mg
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29
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A type of mineral important to increase the immunity of body and is used to make proteins and DNA. Zinc
0.16 mg
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17
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Phosphorus is very important for the formation of bones and teeth. Phosphorus
12.00 mg
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34
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Type of mineral needed for enzyme structure. Helps to maintain healthy bone structure & protects skin against UV light. Manganese
0.34 mg
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13
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Copper is needed for synthesis of hemoglobin and proper Iron metabolism. Copper
0.06 mg
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Being an Antioxidant, selenium plays a key role in the body’s detoxification system. Selenium
0.10 mcg
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They are carboxylic acids which consist of a hydrocarbon chain and a terminal carboxyl group, especially any of those present as esters in fats and oils. Fatty Acids
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Type of fatty acid which lowers the levels of cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) in the blood. Omega 3s
58.00 mg
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Type of fatty acid which plays an important role in cell regulation, structure and protection. Omega 6s
88.00 mg
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They are naturally occurring unsaturated steroid alcohols, typically waxy solids. Important for cell signalling and membrane stability. Sterol
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They are plant sterols and stanols that regulate the absorption of cholesterol from the small intestine and lower LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol in humans. Phytosterol
26.40 mg
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Amount of water present in 100 gm of Fruits. Water Content
84.21 g
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Mineral nutrients (like calcium, phosphorous, zinc, iron, etc.) make up ash. It is the ultimate residue of food combustion. Ash
0.24 g
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It’s an amount of energy that food provides to our body to fuel the metabolic processes. Calories </>
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Serving size of Blueberry is the amount for which the calories present in Blueberry are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits with peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit with Peel
57.00 kcal
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits without peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit without Peel
Not Available
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Calories present in frozen Fruits. Calories in Frozen Form
51.00 kcal
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14
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Calories present in dried Fruits. Calories in Dried Form
325.00 kcal
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Calories present in canned Fruits. Calories in Canned Form
88.00 kcal
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Calorie count of different Blueberry items is mentioned ahead. Calories in Foods
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Calorie content in Blueberry juice. Calories in Juice
50.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Blueberry jam. Calories in Jam
250.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Blueberry Pie. Calories in Pie
245.00 kcal
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Features of Blueberry that make it unique from the other fruits. Characteristics </>
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Category to which Blueberry belongs! Type
Berry
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Time of the year when Blueberry is available. Season
Summer
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Different types of Blueberry. Varieties
Pink Lemonade, Bluecrop, Bluejay, Blueray, Bonus, Duke, Elliott, Jersey, Nelson, Northland, Patriot, Sierra, Spartan, Northcountry, Northsky and Premier and Climax
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It tells you whether the fruit is available in seedless form or not. Seedless Variety
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Different colors in which Blueberry is found. Color
Blue and Indigo
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The color observed after peeling/cutting a fruit. Inside Color
Greyish-White
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External appearance of Blueberry. Shape
Round
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How Blueberry feels in your mouth! Texture
Juicy
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Taste of Blueberry. Taste
Sweet
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The place where scientists have traced the genesis of Blueberry. Origin
North America
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It gives you an idea about the growing environment required needed for the fruit. Grows on
Trees
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Cultivation is defined as the process of production of food by preparing the land to grow crops. Blueberry Cultivation
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Type of soil required for proper cultivation of Blueberry. Soil Type
Porous and Well-Drained
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It gives the range of pH level of soil. Soil pH
4.5-5.5
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Environmental Conditions required to grow Blueberry. Climatic Conditions
Cold
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Interesting facts about Blueberry. Facts </>
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Unique and engaging Information about Blueberry. Facts about Blueberry
  • National blueberry month is July as blueberries are harvested in July.
  • They are the official berries of Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Blueberries are used as natural food color and can protect you from memory loss.
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It will tell you whether following beverages can be made from Blueberry or not. Blueberry In Alcoholic Beverages
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Wine made from Blueberry. Wine
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Use of Blueberry in Beer. Beer
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Know whether spirits can be made with Blueberry or not. Spirits
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Know whether cocktails can be made with Blueberry or not. Cocktails
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Names of major countries known for growing Blueberry. Production
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Country that ranks first in gross production of Blueberry. Top Producer
United States Of America
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Other countries that are known producers of Blueberry. Other Countries
Canada, Germany, Netherlands and Poland
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Country which imports Blueberry on a large scale. Top Importer
United States Of America
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Country which exports Blueberry on largest scale Top Exporter
Chile
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A recognized latin name given to fruits, consisting of a genus and species. Scientific name helps avoiding misunderstandings which can arise by common names. Scientific Name </>
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Botanical Name of Blueberry. Botanical Name
Vaccinium myrtillus
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The alternate name of Blueberry. Synonym
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Scientific Classification or Taxonomy is the science of defining groups of living things on the basis of shared characteristics. Classification </>
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A domain of organisms having cells each with a distinct nucleus within which the genetic material is contained. Domain
Eukarya
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A Taxonomic category which groups together all forms of life having certain fundamental characteristics in common. Kingdom
Plantae
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A taxonomic category of related organisms constituting a major division of a kingdom. Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
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A rank that if treated as a division of a genus is deemed to be of subgeneric rank for the nomenclature purpose. Division
Magnoliophyta
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It is a taxonomic group comprised of organisms that share a common attribute. Class
Magnoliopsida
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A taxonomic category of organisms, a subdivision of a class which ranks above an order. Subclass
Dillenhidae
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Its nothing but a taxonomic rank used in the classification of organisms and recognized by the nomenclature codes. Order
Ericales
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Taxonomic category which groups one or more genera, especially sharing a common attribute. Family
Ericaceae
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A category of biological classification ranking between the family and the species, comprising structurally or phylogenetically related species or an isolated species exhibiting unusual differentiation. Genus
Vaccinium
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It is a group of closely related organisms that are very similar to each other and are usually capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. Species
V. myrtillus
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Generic group of Blueberry. Generic Group
Heath
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What are the General Benefits of Blueberry?

Significance of fruits in human diet is well recognized and these natural foods are equally appreciated for their high nutritional value. Talking about Blueberry Nutrition, it is full of vital nutrients required for our overall fitness and health. What are the general benefits of Blueberry? Some of the general health benefits of this fruit are: heart care, increases metabolic rate, prevents constipation, anti depressant and cancer prevention. Fruits also contribute well as a remedy for various hair problems. The hair benefits of this fruit are: promotes longer and healthier hair and regulates hair growth. Intolerance to certain fruits or their excess consumption can lead to allergies or side effects. The side effects of this fruit are affects blood glucose levels, decrease in blood sugar levels and allergic reaction. Therefore, despite the taste and nutritional value of fruits, it is essential to consume them as per our health requirement. Keep reading to learn about Blueberry fruit which includes its nutrition, taxonomy, benefits and unique facts!

Nutrition details of Blueberry

It is important to know the nutrition details of Blueberry to get a thorough understanding about its benefits. How many calories are present in this fruit? Calories are responsible for the energy we obtain from fruits. Talking about Blueberry fruit, for a serving size of 100 g, the amount of calories in fresh fruit without peel is: 57.00 kcal and calories in frozen fruit are 51.00 kcal. Thus, we can say that Blueberry belongs to Low Calorie Fruits. Taking calories in foods into consideration, calorie content in Blueberry jam is 250.00 kcal. For 100 g of serving size, the amount of carbs in Blueberry are 14.49 g. Fibers are the integral part of fruit nutrition. The fiber content of this fruit is 2.40 g. Fruits high in Vitamin C are always recommended by doctors and dietitians. Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C in Blueberry in 9.70 mg. Talking about the essential minerals, the amount of potassium and calcium present are 77.00 mg and 6.00 mg.

Blueberry Taxonomy

Blueberry taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Blueberry fruit (Vaccinium myrtillus) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Blueberry as it is a combination of genus (Vaccinium) and species (V. myrtillus). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Dillenhidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Blueberry is Ericaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.

Interesting facts about Blueberry

Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Blueberry that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Blueberry Facts are:

  • National blueberry month is July as blueberries are harvested in July.
  • They are the official berries of Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Blueberries are used as natural food color and can protect you from memory loss.

Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Pink Lemonade, Bluecrop, Bluejay, Blueray, Bonus, Duke, Elliott, Jersey, Nelson, Northland, Patriot, Sierra, Spartan, Northcountry, Northsky and Premier and Climax. It is not available in seedless variety.