Blueberries

Blueberries

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.
Seasonality: 
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