Blueberry (Vaccinium Cyanococcus)

Category: Antioxidant, Eye Health

The blueberry (Vaccinium Cyanococcus) was the first in fruits titled ‘superfood’ by WHO. Fresh blueberries are a popular summer treat and have a sweet flavor, luscious and nutritious. Blueberries contain a plant compound called anthocyanin. Anthocyanin gives blueberries both their blue color and antioxidant properties. There are majorly four types of blueberries: 

  • High bush
  • Low bush
  • Half-high
  • Rabbiteye
The most commonly planted & nutritious blueberry is high bush.
Blueberry (Vaccinium Cyanococcus)
Blueberry (Vaccinium Cyanococcus)


  • Anthocyanin in blueberries is a powerful antioxidant and has many health benefits, including heart and eyes. Blueberry is one of the few food sources, having the highest eye benefits. Blueberry is packed with most vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which are particularly beneficial for the eyes.
  • Blueberry is also beneficial for heart health. It helps to reduce the cholesterol level in the blood and improve heart health.
  • One cup of blueberry gives 14 mg of vitamin C. Vitamin C plays a crucial role in protecting our body from free radicals. Free radicals are an unstable molecule that is harmful to our body.
  • Blueberries have 80 IU of Vitamin A per cup—which is an antioxidant and helps to protect the eyes from free radicals. Vitamin A also helps to improve night vision.