Calories in blueberries
There are 40 calories in a half cup of blueberries weighing 73 grams (CDC).
There are 11 grams of carbohydrates and only 7 of them are sugars.
As usual, there is no fat, cholesterol, or sodium.
There is only 1 gram of protein, but 2 grams of fiber.
The vitamin C daily value is only 10%.
So why eat blueberries?
Current research has been verifying multiple health benefits of blueberries.
They are rich in antioxidants and anthocyanins, among other phytonutrients.
Studies have shown benefits in cardiovascular areas including cholesterol, neurological areas including memory and eyesight, and as a low glycemic fruit which may help blood sugar problems.
Plus, they are delicious.
Your berries should have a deep blue color and be firm, not mushy or moldy.
When they are fresh-picked, you may have to remove a few stray tiny stems. Also they need to be washed.
Eat them right away, as they will store for only a few days in the refrigerator.
Breakfast to dessert
Serve these berries on top of dry or cooked cereal, on yogurt, with low-calorie ice cream, and in fresh fruit salads.
Freeze them into homemade ice cream, cook them into dessert sauces, bake them into sugar-free pies, use them to decorate fresh fruit tarts, and other elegant desserts.
And there's always low sugar jams, jellies, or preserves for toast!
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