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Carb Counts for Blueberries

Blueberry Nutritional Information

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Updated April 09, 2014

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Blueberries are one of foods with the highest concentration of antioxidants. They have a moderately low amount of sugar compared to other fruits.

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Blueberries

  • ½ cup fresh blueberries: 9 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 42 calories.
  • ½ cup unsweetened unthawed frozen blueberries: 7 grams of carbohydrate plus 2 grams of fiber and 40 calories.
Wild blueberries tend to have slightly less sugar than cultivated ones.

Glycemic Index for Blueberries

There is no scienfic study of the glycemic index of blueberries available at this time.

More Information about the Glycemic Index

Glycemic Load of Blueberries

  • ½ cup of fresh blueberries is estimated by some experts to have a glycemic load of 3.

More Information about the Glycemic Load

Health Benefits of Blueberries

Blackberries are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. They also provide high amounts antioxidant compounds, which may help protect our cells from damage. There is some evidence of reduced cancer and heart disease risk from blueberries. More About the Health Benefits of Berries, and Serving Suggestions

Low-Carb Recipes With Blueberries

More Information About Blueberries at Calorie Count Plus.

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Sources:

Leroux, Marcus Foster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).

Seeram, NP. "Berry fruits for cancer prevention: current status and future prospects.." Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. 56(3):630-5. (2008).

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20.

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