Blueberries

General Information

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Blueberries bushes typically bear fruit from May to August depending on local conditions.

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A great source of Vitamins A & C, Potassium, Iron, Fiber, Calcium and Zinc.

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Blueberries are perennial flowering plants native to North America.

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The leaves of blueberry bushes are typically deciduous with bell-shaped white flowers.

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Blueberries strengthen blood vessels, enhance memory and improve vision.

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Health Benefits

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The USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston has developed an assay called ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity), which qualifies the antioxidant capacity of foods. Fresh blueberries have a high level of ORAC, 2400 per 100 grams. (As a comparison, five servings of some fruits and vegetables in a typical American diet score around 1600.)

Nutritional Facts