New Zealand blueberries are available from November to May.
In cooler months blueberries are best kept at room temperature but at the height of summer they need to be refrigerated. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
The blueberry is one of the few fruit native to North America. Native American tribes consumed the berries fresh and also preserved them. Parts of the plant were used as medicine. A tea made from the leaves of the plant was thought to be good for the blood. Blueberry juice was used to treat coughs. The juice also made excellent dye for baskets and cloth.
Serving size: 1/2 cup - 83.5g
|Avg Quantity per serving||Avg Quantity per 100g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.2||0.3|
|- saturated (g)||trace||trace|
|- sugars (g)||7.7||9.2|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||3.3||3.9|
|Vitamin C (mg)||3.2||3.8|
|Vitamin B6 (mg)||0.03||0.04|
Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research