A bushel of blueberries

Blueberry Facts

  • Name: Blueberry, Blueberries
  • Type of Food: Fruit
  • Produced From: Blueberry Shrubs
  • Total Calories: 84 calories (one cup, 148 grams)
  • Total Fat: 1 gram (one cup, 148 grams)
  • Total Protein: 1 gram (one cup, 148 grams)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 22 grams (one cup, 148 grams)

24 Blueberry Facts for Kids

  1. Blueberries are a fruit produced by flowering plants in the section Cyanococcus within the genus Vaccinium.
  2. There are two different types of blueberries, the lowbush blueberries and the highbush blueberries.
  3. Lowbush blueberries are usually smaller and used in jams, juices and other mixtures that use blueberries.
  4. Highbush blueberries are usually larger and the ones you buy in grocery stores.
  5. According to FAOSTAT, the worldwide production of blueberries (lowbush and highbush) was over 725,000 tons in 2018.
  6. According to FAOSTAT, the largest producer of blueberries (lowbush and highbush) in 2018 was the United States of America with over 281,000 tons.
  7. Based on data from FAOSTAT, the United States produced over 38% of the world supply of blueberries (lowbush and highbush) in 2018.
  8. One cup of blueberries (148 grams) contains 84 calories.
  9. One cup of blueberries (148 grams) contains 1 gram of fat.
  10. One cup of blueberries (148 grams) contains no cholesterol.
  11. One cup of blueberries (148 grams) contains 1 milligram of sodium.
  12. One cup of blueberries (148 grams) contains 22 grams of carbohydrates.
  13. One cup of blueberries (148 grams) contains 4 grams of dietary fiber.
  14. One cup of blueberries (148 grams) contains 15 grams of sugar.
  15. One cup of blueberries (148 grams) contains 1 gram of protein.
  16. One cup of blueberries (148 grams) contains 9 milligrams of calcium.
  17. One cup of blueberries (148 grams) contains 113 milligrams of potassium.
  18. Blueberries are the only food that has a natural blue color.
  19. On January 12th, 2004 blueberries were designated official state fruit of New Jersey.
  20. In the United States of America, April 28th is National Blueberry Pie Day.
  21. In the United States of America, July 11th is National Blueberry Muffin Day.
  22. According to the Guinness World Records, the heaviest blueberry on record weighed 0.529 ounces (15 grams). This record was set by Agricola Santa Azul S.A.C on July 18th, 2018 in Peru.
  23. According to the Guinness World Records, the record for the most blueberries eaten in one minute is 96. This record was set by Luke Roberts on October 20th, 2019 in the United Kingdom.
  24. According to the Guinness World Records, the record for the most stuffed in the mouth at one time is 124. This record was set by David Rush on June 16th, 2019 in the United States of America.

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