If you were going to design the perfect berry, then it would have to be the blueberry. Blueberries are juicy, fresh, nutritious, and neatly packaged, so you don’t get messy when popping them in your mouth.
Blueberries differ from the other soft fruit that grows on our farms, because they grow on a bush that could live for up to 20 years.
About the blueberry
Blueberries are a broad group of perennial flowering plants with blue or purple berries, and belong to the genus Vaccinium.
While blueberries are native to North America, variations on the fruit (for example, the bilberry) do grow in Europe and Asia. There are almost 150 varieties of blueberry and bilberry in total, however not all are edible.
There are around 30 varieties of blueberry that are widely consumed, and these are divided into three categories: lowbush, highbush and rabbiteye.
The blueberry is very rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fibre. The fruit’s properties help to improve cardiovascular health, protect your liver, control diabetes, and improve memory.
|energy, total metabolisable||43||Kcal|
|energy, total metabolisable||183||kJ|
|fibre, total dietary||3.1|
|organic acids, total||1.4|
|niacin equivalents, total||0.47mg|
|niacin equivalents from tryptophan||0.05mg|
|vitamin B-6, total||0.06mg|
Varieties & Breeders
|Top Shelf||Fall Creek|
|Titanium||Global Plant Genetics|