During the Civil War of the 1860s, blueberries were collected, packaged, and sent to Union troops for use as a food staple.
Blueberries are one of the only truly blue foods.
North America produces the most blueberries in the world, currently accounting for nearly 90% of world production.
National blueberry month is in July, during peak harvest.
California, May, June, July
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat: 0.24g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate: 10.72g||3.57%|
|Dietary Fiber: 1.8||0%|
|Vitamin A 0.8%||Vitamin C 12%|
|Calcium 0.4%||Iron 1.17%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: USDA National Nutrient Database