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Blueberry facts
Different blueberry varieties are found all over the world, but the culinary blueberries we eat today owe their origins to several North American species.

Wild blueberries provided an important food crop for the Native American tribes that the earliest European colonisers came across in the early 1600s, and it wasn’t long before the settlers began using blueberries themselves. 

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Growing
British
blueberries are available from June till September and the start of the season usually features the Duke variety. To guarantee local fruit can be supplied in late September and possibly into October, growers have planted special varieties for full flavour and a greater shelf life. Bred in the USA, these include Bluecrop Chandler, Darrow, Draper, Liberty, Ozark Blue and Auror, all known for their sweetness that will appeal to British shoppers.

In the British winter, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, and Spain are all important producers that supply the UK.

 Country of Origin & Seasonal Summary

Country
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
UK
x
x
x
x
Argentina
x
x
x
x
x
Spain
x
x
x
x
x
x
South Africa
x
x
x
x
Chile
x
x
x
x
x
x

Nutrition

 

 Blueberries 80g
Calories (kcal) 46
Fat (g) 0.2
Saturates (g) 0
Total sugars (g) 8
Salt (g) 0
Fibre (g) 1.4
Folate (mcg) 5 (3% RDA)
Vitamin C (mg)  8 (10% RDA)
Vitamin E (mg) 0.48 (4% RDA)
Manganese (mg) 0.27 (14% RDA)
 
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