What's In Season : US Highbush Blueberry

This summer, all the way from USA, this berry special fruit has many antioxidants and other health benefits that go along with it. This special fruit is known as US Highbush Blueberries. These blueberries can not only be eaten fresh but also incorporated into any recipes. For example, blueberry muffins, blueberry smoothies, blueberry pie or even made into blueberry ice cream.

Fun Facts of Blueberries: 

  1. High on vitamin K
  2.  Vitamin c
  3.  Help with digestion & feeling full
  4. Help to decrease obesity & diabetes 
  5. Eating 2 packets of blueberries can help to improve eyesight
  6. These blueberries go good with anything!


One cup of fresh blueberries contains:

  • 84 calories
  • 0 g of cholesterol
  • 1.1 g of protein
  • 0.49 g of fat
  • 21.45 g of carbohydrate
  • 3.6 g of dietary fiber
  • 14.74 g of total sugars

That same one-cup serving provides:

  • 24 percent of daily vitamin C
  • 5 percent of daily vitamin B6
  • 36 percent of daily vitamin K

Blueberries also provide:

  • 9 milligrams (mg) calcium
  • 0.41 mg of iron
  • 114 mg of potassium
  • 9 mg of magnesium
  • 18 mg of phosphorus
  • 1 mg of sodium
  • 0.24 mg of zinc
  • 9 mg of folate


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