02/20/2013 09:33 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

We're Eating 2x As Many Blueberries As We Were In 2005


Blueberries, they're plump, juicy, sweet and are best enjoyed by the fistful. Are they healthy? That's the general consensus, we don't need a report to learn more -- but in case you do need a report, the U.S. Blueberry Highbush Council has taken it upon themselves to visualize the aforementioned health benefits.

Most intriguing, besides the fact that blueberries seem to be chock-full of vitamin C and dietary fiber, are low in fat, and full of phytonutrients, blueberry production and consumption seems to be increasing rather significantly over the past decade. Most notably, between the years of 1995 and 2011, consumption of blueberries in America tripled, climbing from 283 million lbs to 853 million lbs in 2011.

Here's some more blueberry information for those so-inclined:


Infographic by U.S. Blueberry Highbush Council