The blueberry belongs to the family Ericaceae, subfamily Vaccinoiodae, genus Vaccinium. It is called the "king of antioxidants" and "the youth fruit".
The Blueberry is a waxy blue colored berry, with a five-pointed star at its top. It has a variable size, is covered by a wax, called bloom, and has firm skin. Its  pulp is juicy and its flavor is bittersweet. It's a small energy fruit, due to the vitamins and minerals it contains and also because it features functional, dietary and therapeutic qualities.
This fruit has unique properties and is of tremendous versatility in cooking. Blueberries go extremely well with many dishes, especially wild game dishes and salads, although it is  also widely used in pastry and in the making of a few beverages.
In Portugal, the most grown blueberries are red and have a bittersweet flavor, pulp with small seeds and a grainy texture.
This fruit has diuretic and laxative properties and can be consumed fresh or in jellies and jams.


Health Benefits

  • Protects heart health
  • Fights cancer
  • Controls diabetes
  • Improves memory
  • Improves eye health
  • Heps digestion


Origin: Portugal

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Blueberries Seasonality

  Jan   Fev   Mar   Apr   May   Jun  
  Jul   Aug   Set   Out   Nov   Dec  

Blueberry Nutritional Information

  Amount per 100g  
  Calories 57  
  Lipids 0,3 g  
  Saturated fatty acid 0,0 g  
  Monounsaturated fatty acid 0,1 g  
  Polyunsaturates 0,0 g  
  Linoleic acid 0,2 g  
  Carbohydrates 14 g  
  Fiber 1,5 g  
  Protein 0,7 g  
  Vitamin C 60 mg  
  Vitamin A  µg  
  Potassium 77 mg  
  Iron 3 mg  
  Magnesium 6 mg  
  Calcium 6 mg  
 Fonte: INSA.PT



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