Fun Facts About #Blueberries There are two types of #blueberries, #highbush and #lowbush. Highbush blueberries are the types you commonly find at grocery stores and farmers markets. Lowbush blueberries are smaller, sweeter blueberries often used for processing into juices, jams, blueberry muffin mixes and so on. Ten states grow 98 percent of U.S. blueberries: #California, #Florida, #Georgia, #Indiana, #Michigan, #Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, #Oregon and #Washington. Did you know #Florida grows 17 million pounds of blueberries each year?
North American highbush blueberry production has increased by more than 500 million pounds in the past 20 years.
Peak blueberry season in most of the country runs from mid-June to mid-August. However, Florida blueberries have their peak production season in March and April.
Blueberries freeze in just 4 minutes.
One cup of blueberries contains 80 calories, 3.6 grams of #fiber and 25 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C.
Blueberries have high levels of #antioxidants, such as #anthocyanins – the compounds that color blueberries blue.
Fresh blueberry consumption per person more than doubled between 2007 and 2012, from 0.5 to 1.2 pounds.