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Tuesday, August 3, 2010


We had the privilege to eat plenty of fresh blueberries since last Saturday we picked fresh blueberries at the farm. I knew that by eating fruits it has a good effect on our body. Here is what I've got from Wikipedia.


Blueberries are sold fresh or processed as individually quick frozen (IQF) fruit, purée, juice, or dried or infused berries which in turn may be used in a variety of consumer goods such as jelliesjamsblueberry piesmuffins, snack foods, and cereals.
Blueberry jam is made from blueberries, sugar, water, and fruit pectin. Premium blueberry jam, usually made from wild blueberries, is common in Maine,OntarioQuebec, and British Columbia.
Blueberries have a diverse range of micronutrients, with notably high levels (relative to respective Dietary Reference Intakes) of the essential dietary mineralmanganesevitamin B6vitamin Cvitamin K and dietary fiber (table).[19] One serving provides a relatively low glycemic load score of 4 out of 100 per day.

Nutrients and phytochemicals

Blueberries, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy239 kJ (57 kcal)
Carbohydrates14.5 g
Dietary fiber2.4 g
Fat0.3 g
Protein0.7 g
Vitamin A54 IU
lutein and zeaxanthin80 μg
Thiamine (Vit. B1)0.04 mg (3%)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2)0.04 mg (3%)
Niacin (Vit. B3)0.42 mg (3%)
Pantothenic acid (B5)0.1 mg (2%)
Vitamin B60.1 mg (8%)
Folate (Vit. B9)6 μg (2%)
Vitamin C10 mg (17%)
Vitamin E0.6 mg (4%)
Calcium6 mg (1%)
Iron0.3 mg (2%)
Magnesium6 mg (2%)
Phosphorus12 mg (2%)
Potassium77 mg (2%)
Zinc0.2 mg (2%)
manganese 0.3 mg20%
vitamin K 19 mcg24%
Percentages are relative to US recommendationsfor adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient database
Especially in wild species, blueberries contain anthocyanins, other antioxidant pigments and various phytochemicals possibly having a role in reducing risks of some diseases,[20] including inflammation and certain cancers.[21][22][23]


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