Blueberry

Blueberry
Nutrition Panel:
Blueberries Raw per 100g
Calories: 57 Energy: 238 kj
Protein: 0.74 g
Fat - total: 0 g
Carbohydrate - by diff: 14.49 g
Sugar - total: 9.96 g
Fibre: 2.4 g
Water: 84.21 g

General Description:

A sweet tasting berry 5-16 mm diameter with a flared crown at the end.
When growing their colour changes from pale greenish at first, then reddish-purple finally turning dark purple once ripe.
Have a white-gray waxy bloom that covers the surface - acting as a protective coat.
Under the skin is a partially transparent flesh that contains tiny seeds.
Are one of only a few edible foods that are naturally coloured blue.


Selection:

Select blueberries that are firm and have a fresh uniform colour with a whitish bloom.


Nutrition Information:

High in Vitamin C and Manganese.
Very high in antioxidants.
Provides 238kj / 100g.


Storage & Handling Information:

Ripe blueberries are best stored in a covered container in the refrigerator - they should last for about a week.


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