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Did You Know? Facts About Blueberries!

by Mal-Kan Farms, LTD.

Posted on June 27, 2019 at

One large handful (1/2 a cup) of juicy blueberries contains just 44 calories but has 2 grams of dietary fibre and 10% of your daily recommended vitamin C content. Blueberries ranked number one in antioxidant health benefits in a comparison with more than 40 fresh fruits and vegetables. The blueberry is one of the only foods that is truly naturally blue in colour. The pigment that gives blueberries their distinctive colour—called anthocyanin—is the same compound that provides the blueberry’s amazing health benefits. People have been eating blueberries for more than 13,000 years. The blueberry (genus Vaccinum) is one of the only commercially-available fruits that is native to North America. Blueberries were called “star fruits” by North American indigenous peoples because of the five-pointed star shape that is formed at the blossom end of the berry. A single blueberry bush can produce as many as 6,000 blueberries per year. British Columbia is the largest...

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