Blueberries are delicious and nutritious foods, but how many calories do 100 grams of blueberries provide? And how many depending on the variety? Find out.

The blueberry is considered as an authentic fruit extremely beneficial not only for the urinary system, as it is useful in the treatment of the prevention and elimination of urinary infections, but also suitable and ideal for circulation in general.

Not surprisingly, within the different properties of blueberry, we find that it is a fresh food that, in addition to reducing varicose veins, prevents the formation of thrombi, promoting the good condition of the arteries and strengthening the capillaries at the same time.

Blueberry juice, for example, is particularly useful against fluid retention, making it ideal for weight loss diets. But, how many are the calories in blueberries and how much caloric content do 100 grams provide?

Cranberry Calories

Depending on the amount of blueberry that we consume, it is evident that its caloric intake will vary. But, basically, below we can find out how many calories blueberries provide per 100 grams:

  • 100 grams of blueberry provide between 41 to 52 calories.

However, depending on the variety of blueberry that we are going to consume, its caloric intake will vary a little:

  • 100 grams of cranberries provide 46 calories.
  • 100 grams of blueberries provide 51 calories.

You must bear in mind that this calorie content is consumed by the fruit alone. If you choose to take it with sugar, for example, that caloric content increases (in addition to not being very advisable from a nutritional point of view).

On the other hand, depending on the foods with which we consume blueberries, their energy and therefore caloric intake will vary enormously, either positively or negatively. In this sense, below we indicate its energy intake depending on the recipe or dish that is consumed, summarizing it by the most common options:

  • Cranberry juice: 59 kcal.
  • Blueberry and hazelnut smoothie: 355 kcal.
  • Blueberry and banana smoothie: 375 kcal.
  • Blueberry cake: 245 kcal (per 100 grams).
  • Blueberry cheesecake: 297 kcal (per 100 grams).

What are blueberries?

Basically we could define blueberries as delicious fruits of the forest scientifically known by the name of  Vaccinium spp., and that depending on the variety we could find ourselves fundamentally before two specific types usually and popularly known: the lingonberry  (of the genus Vaccinium and subgenus Oxycoccus) and the  blueberry (of the subgenus Corymbosum).

But there are also other varieties, which we summarize below:

  • Common Cranberry – Also known as Northern Cranberry.
  • Small lingonberry:  scientifically known  Vaccinium microcarpum.
  • American Cranberry – Also known as American Cranberry or Vaccinium macrocarpon.
  • Southern Mountain Cranberry – Scientifically known as Oxycoccus erythrocarpus.
  • Blueberry:  also known as  Vaccinium Corymbosum.

They consist of groups of very small bushes, whose stems can reach 10 centimeters, although the most common is that they are smaller.

Nutritional information for blueberries

100 grams of blueberries provide:

  • Energy: 52 kcal.
  • Carbohydrates: 14.49 gr.
  • Total sugars: 9.96 gr.
  • Proteins: 0.75 gr.
  • Fats: 0.33 gr.
  • Water: 84.21 gr.
  • Fiber: 2.4 gr.
  • Minerals: potassium (77 mg), phosphorus (12 mg), magnesium (6 mg), sodium (1 mg), iron (0.28 mg), zinc (0.16 mg).
  • Vitamins: vitamin A (54 iu), B1 (0.03 mg), B2 (0.04 mg), B3 (0.41 mg), B5 (0.12 mg), B6 ​​(0.05 mg), vitamin C (9.7 mg), vitamin E (0.57 mg) and vitamin K1 (19.3 mcg).



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