The blueberry is a heath shrub and is sometimes also called a blackberry. It ripens on low shrubs and is occasionally cultivated in orchard-like fields.
The blueberry can be found in the northern hemisphere from the Mediterranean to the Arctic. Its preferred location is in luminous forests and raised bogs. Fresh blueberries should be eaten quickly. Dried blueberries contain much tannin and are therefore a good remedy for diarrhoea. The berries can be eaten raw; however, in large quantities it can act as a laxative.
Season: From July to August
Nutritional Value: Blueberry – Swiss food composition database
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Blueberries contain vitamin C and also minerals such as phosphorus, iron, calcium and tannic acid.
1 portion a day corresponds to:
120 grams of blueberries