The Blueberry (the fruit) of these varieties is known for its waxy blue colour and its bittersweet flavour. The size of the berry varies between 5 and 23 millimeters of diameter. It’s a summer fruit and it is available from end of May.
When The fruit reaches its ripening time we verify a decrease of chlorophyll content and an increase of anthocyanins and sugars which makes the colour change from green to blue.
The anthocyanins are natural pigments which have antioxidant properties and to which are assigned a series of health benefits. That’s why the blueberry is known as “the king of antioxidants”, “youth fruit”, “health fruit” or “ longevity fruit”. Besides having anthocyanins the blueberry also has vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A,B,C and K, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and iron.
Among the endless benefits of the blueberry consumption, we highlight:
|Calories (Kcal)||Proteins (g)||Fas (g)||Carbohydrates (g)||Iron (g)||Vitamin C (mg)|
|43 – 57||0.6 – 0.7||0||14.5||0 – 0.3||9.7 – 18|
|Sodium (mg)||Potassium (g)||Phosphorus (mg)||Zink (mg)||Calcium (mg)||Magnesium (mg)||Fibres (mg)|
|0 – 6||77 – 89||9 – 12||14.5||6 – 12||5 – 68||1.7 – 2.4|