Blueberry is a small, oval fruit with a diameter from 6.4 to 12.7 mm. There are more than 400 species of the fruit and each of them is suitable for people’s health. Today, the blueberry which will be described in this article is called the northern highbush blueberry which is mainly found in the temperate climate in countries such as Japan, New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. However, the fruit also grows in Poland and polish blueberry plantations are well-known around the globe.
To find out more about the healthy aspects of the fruit it is worth to learn more about the composition of the product. 100G blueberries consist of water in 84%. There are also 14.5 grams of carbohydrates, from 2.4 to 3.5 grams of fiber, from 0.4 to 0.7 grams of fat and 0.6 gram of proteins. When it comes to food energy, the blueberry producer claims that every blueberry has about 57 calories.
What is more, the blueberries from polish plantation are also very rich in bioactive compounds. The amount of vitamin C is about 10 mg, which is about 1/3 of the daily demand of this vitamin by the human body. It means that the blueberries contain even more vitamin C than oranges, mandarin orange and other similar fruit. There are also huge number of other vitamins which are present in the fruit. They are: vitamin B1 (0.04 mg), vitamin B2 (0.04 mg), vitamin B3 (0.42 mg), pantothenic acid (0.12 mg), vitamin B6 (0.05 mg), folic acid (6.00 mg), vitamin A (54.00 UI) and vitamin E (0.57 ATE).