Blueberry & Elderberry Nutrition
|Principle||Nutrient Value||Percentage of RDA|
|Total Fat||0.33 g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber||2.4 g||6%|
|Pantothenic acid||0.124 mg||2.5%|
|Vitamin A||54 IU||2%|
|Vitamin C||9.7 mg||1.5%|
|Vitamin E||0.57 mg||4%|
|Vitamin K||19.3 µg||13%|
|Table Data Source:
Blueberry Nutritional Facts:
- Low in calories
- Low in sodium
- Contains no cholesterol
- Excellent source of fibre.
- Pectin found in blueberry has the abiity to lower blood cholesterol
- Blueberry juice contains a compound that helps prevent urinary tract infections.
- Blueberries are rich in antioxidants
- See side table for more information
Facts about Blueberries:
- Since blueberries contain little starch that can be converted to sugar after harvest, your blueberries will never be any sweeter than the day they are harvested.
- To keep your blueberries tasting sweet and fresh, refrigerate berries as soon
Information is referenced from the "Hightbush Blueberry Production Guide"
from Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service
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Facts about Elderberries:
- Elderberry fruits are an excellent source of anthocyanins, vitamins A and C and a good source of calcium, iron and vitamin B6 (See Table below).
- They also contain sterols, tannins, and essential oils (Anon. 2005) and can readily be considered a healthy food.
- Elderberry total antioxidant capacity is one of the highest of all the small fruits.