Blueberries

Commercial varieties of blueberry are all native to North America. Blueberries require an acidic soil ph and plenty of water to be grown successfully. Blueberries are a low calorie fruit, but pack a punch when it comes to the amount of phytonutrients they contain.

They are high in antioxidants called flavonoids, particularly anthrocyanin, which is believed to play a role in maintaining good cardio-vacsular health.

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NUTRITIONAL INFO

Macronutrients

  • High in fibre
  • Low in salt
  • Naturally occurring sugars

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Source of Vitamin C
  • High in Vitamin K
COUNTRIES OF ORGIN
  • USA
  • Canada
HARVESTED

June to September

VARIETIES

‘Lowbush’ and ‘Highbush’ varieties are grown commercially.
The most common commercial species grown in north America is the northern highbush blueberry.
The lowbush varieties produce a smaller fruit that has slightly higher levels of antioxidants.

FORMATS
  • Whole dried
  • Sugar infused
  • Apple juice infused
OTHER POINTS TO NOTE

The anthrocycanins found in blueberries are also found in high concentrations in other dark-coloured fruits and vegetables, including blackcurrants, blackberries, cherries, cranberries, aubergine (in the skin) and red cabbage.