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Updated 26 February 2013

Blueberries

Blueberries have many health benefits, including the highest antioxidant ability of all fresh fruit.

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Blueberries have many health benefits, including the highest antioxidant ability of all fresh fruit. They also have effective anti-inflammatory, anti-blood clotting and antibacterial effects. In the past they were often used to combat diarrhoea and food poisoning. They are also thought to have anti-ageing properties.

Blueberries are not sour and can be eaten raw, so preserving their vitamin C content. Lightly cooked fruit retain their therapeutic properties.

About thirty berries per day (65 g) is considered beneficial.

Calories 30
B vitamins Good range
Fibre 1,8 g
Vitamin C 17 mg
Per 100g uncooked serving
 
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