The cultivation of blueberries is booming, influenced by the demand for the so-called "superfood" to which the blueberry is counted. The number of companies and the size of the company have increased considerably in recent years.
Consumers are getting to know the blueberries better and it has become a popular fruit in a few years. Consumption will increase significantly in the coming years.
Scientific research has shown that blueberries are very healthy due to the high antioxidant content in the berries.
The research into the health of blueberries was carried out by the University of Maastricht, namely by Dr. ir. Simone van Breda and Dr. ir. Theo de Kok and published in the report:
"Health-promoting properties of blueberries"
Blueberries also have good nutritional value.
100 grams of blueberries contain:
Water 85 gr
Carbohydrates 12.1 gr (of which sugar 5.4 gr)
Proteins 0.7 gr
Fat 0.7 gr
Calcium 16 mg
Iron 0.8 mg
Vitamin A 280 IE
Vitamin B complex 0.35 mg
Vitamin C 16 mg
Energy 258 Joule (62 Cal)
Furthermore, the blueberry contains magnesium, phosphorus, and various minerals.
Of all fruits, the blueberry contains one of the most antioxidants. These render free radicals, which attack cells, harmless. As a result, they not only offer protection against cancer, but also against cardiovascular diseases.
In recent years a lot of research has been done into the health properties of blueberries and many healthy recipes have been published. Many of the delicious recipes and applications can be found on the internet.