Blueberries: properties, nutritional values, calories

Blueberries they can be black (Vaccinium myrtillus) or red (Vaccinum vitis idea) and both belong to the Ericaceae family. From the fort antioxidant power, are useful for the health of the heart, intestines and eyes. Let's find out better.

> 1. Properties and benefits of blueberries

> 2. Calories and nutritional values ​​of blueberries

> 3. Allies of

> 4. Curiosities about blueberries

> 5. A recipe with blueberries

Blueberries: properties, nutritional values, calories


Properties and benefits of blueberries

The bilberry is the richest one of Vitamin B9, anthocyanins e tannins. THE blueberries they are useful for those with capillary fragility problems, for blood circulation and for sight. They also help intestinal function and keep the liver.

Thanks to the content of antioxidant substances, help prevent the action of free radicals, responsible for aging and cellular degeneration at the base of many diseases, including tumors.

Blueberries are recognized anti-inflammatory properties; they are used above all in the prevention and treatment of infections affecting the urinary tract and, in particular, of the cystitis. They are also a valuable aid against Diarrhea.


Calories and nutritional values ​​of blueberries

100 g of blueberries contain 25 kcal / 103 kj.

Furthermore, for every 100 g of this product, we have:

  • Water 85 g
  • G carbohydrates 5,1
  • Sugars 5,1 g
  • 0,9 g protein
  • 0,2 g fat
  • Cholesterol 0 g
  • Total fiber 3,1 g
  • Sodium 2 mg
  • Potassium 160 mg
  • Iron 0,7 mg
  • Calcium 41 mg
  • Phosphorus 31 mg
  • Vitamin B1 0,02 mg
  • Vitamin B2 0,05 mg
  • Vitamin B3 0,5 mg
  • Vitamin A 13µg
  • Vitamin C 15 mg


Blueberries, allies of

Eyes, capillaries, intestine, liver, cardiovascular system, heart, urinary tract.


Discover also the phytotherapeutic properties of blueberry

Blueberries: properties, nutritional values, calories


Curiosities about blueberries

  • According to merges ORAC, a scale developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to measure the antioxidant power of foods, blueberries are second only toblack grapes as for antioxidant properties.
  • Blueberries are typical fruits of the undergrowth and are harvested in August. Alone or together with other berries, they are widely used in the kitchen for jams, jellies and to fill desserts, especially tarts and parfaits. They can be frozen, thus keeping them all year round.


A recipe up your sleeve

Blueberries are usually used to make desserts, but… have you ever tried to make a Risotto With Blueberries?

The ingredients for 4 people are:

  • 400 grams of rice,
  • 100 grams of fresh blueberries,
  • two tablespoons of olive oil or butter,
  • vegetable broth,
  • half a glass of wine red,
  • a spoonful of fresh cream,
  • a spoonful of parmesan.

Method: put the blueberries in a non-stick pan with the oil (or butter) and let them dry for two or three minutes, add the rice and then the wine. Once the wine has evaporated, cook with the previously prepared vegetable broth; finally add a spoonful of fresh cream and a spoonful of Parmesan cheese to whisk.


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