Blueberry (fruit)

Blueberry. The fruits of the flowering plant, Vaccinium myrtilloides, are native to North America, where they have been cultivated since the early 19th century. Blueberries are sold fresh, frozen, canned, puréed or dried. They are also used to make foods such as jams, pies and muffins 1. They are an excellent source of vitamin K and manganese, as well as a source bioflavonoids, vitamin C and dietary fiber 2, 3.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Ensminger AH, Ensminger ME, Konlande JE, Robson JRK. The Concise Encyclopedia of Foods and Nutrition. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, 1995.
  2. United States Department of Agriculture. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21. 2008.
  3. USDA Agricultural Research Service. USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods. USDA Department of Agriculture, 2003.