Berries: A Myriad Of Colours

Rasp, blue, black, straw, red, Indian and not try reasoning out any relation between the above list and get confused, as your predicament is soon coming to an end. All these names are used to signify berries of all kinds and varieties. Welcome to the colourful world of berries. For convenience just add berries as a suffix to all.


Generally berries like blue, cran and redberries grew in North America. Rarely found growing in Europe and has only been recently introduced in Australia. Indian berry and Leh berry are exclusive to India. Strawberries were grown in Europe and Wimbledon has a strange relationship to cream and strawberries.

From the botanical perspective

Generally berries belong to the heath (Ericaceae) family. Blueberries grow in clusters and range in size from that of a small pea to a marble. Indian berry grows on trees and as single fruit. The skin surrounds a semi-transparent flesh.

Blueberries, raw

The nutritional values of "Blueberries, raw" per 100 grams are:
Nutrition Summary
Total Calories 57
Protein 0.7 g
Fat 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 14.5 g
NutrientsAmount%Daily Value
Calcium, Ca 6 mg 0.6 %
Copper, Cu 0.06 mg 2.85 %
Iron, Fe 0.28  mg 1.56 %
Magnesium, Mg 6 mg 1.5 %
Manganese, Mn 0.34 mg 16.8 %
Phosphorus, P 12 mg 1.2 %
Potassium, K 77  mg 2.2 %
Selenium, Se 0.1 mcg 0.14 %
Sodium, Na 1 mg 0.04 %
Zinc, Zn 0.16 mg 1.07 %
Vitamin A 54  IU 1.08 %
Vitamin C 9.7 mg 16.17 %
Vitamin B6 0.05 mg 2.6 %
Vitamin E 0.57 mg 1.9 %
Vitamin K 19.3  mcg 24.13 %
Riboflavin 0.04  mg 2.41 %
Thiamin 0.04 mg 2.47 %
Folate, DFE 6  mcg 1.5 %
Niacin 0.42  mg 2.09 %
Sugars 9.96 g
Fiber 2.4  g 9.6 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Water 84.21 g
Carotene, alpha 0 mcg
Carotene, beta 32  mcg
Choline 6 mg
Lycopene 0  mcg
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Data source: USDA Nutrient Database, R25
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.


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