Blueberry is very low in calories. 100 g fresh berries provide only 57 calories. However they contain health benefiting soluble dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins and pigment anti-oxidants that contribute immensely for optimum health and wellness.
Fresh berries cantain small amount of vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E. Altogether these vitamins make potent lipid soluble anti-oxidants, help limit free radical mediated injury to body.
The berries also contain small amount of B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin, pyridoxine, folates and pantothenic acid. It contains very good amounts of vitamin B-6, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folic acid. These vitamins are acting as co-factors help body metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
Blueberries are rich in Vitamin C and choline with good amount of Vitamin A and small amount of Vitamin E, K, B6, thiamin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid and betaine.
Blueberries contain antioxidants that help slow the ageing process, reduce the risk of cancer, reduce eyestrain, prevent urinary tract infections, treat coughs and offer protection against macular degeneration. Blueberries can also lower cholesterol, help relieve both diarrhea and constipation and act as astringents in the digestive system to reduce inflammation.