During the Civil War of the 1860s, blueberries were collected, packaged, and sent to Union troops for use as a food staple.

Fun Facts: 
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

Doug Ranno

Colorful Harvest
Salinas, CA

Miles Reiter

Driscoll Strawberry Association Inc.
Watsonville, California
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving  
Calories: 42  
  % Daily Value*
Total Fat: 0.24g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 1mg 0.04%
Total Carbohydrate: 10.72g 3.57%
     Dietary Fiber: 1.8 0% 
     Sugars: 7.37g  
Protein: 0.55g  
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