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From blueberries to blackberries, by the time summer rolls around, it’s hard to resist adding sweet, sometimes tart berries to virtually everything.
But is there a berry that is healthier than the rest? We decided to investigate.
The botanical term “berry” is pretty broad. Technically, a berry is any fleshy fruit that has a singular ovary, so everything from a watermelon to an eggplant qualifies.
So for this ranking, we’ve stuck to edible berries that fit the botanical description without getting too broad while also throwing in some berries that are technically misnomers.
To rank them, we stacked up their nutritional content. Areas like total carbohydrates and calories worked against their ranking, while vitamins A, B6, C, potassium, iron, and fiber counted toward a better ranking. All the berries were counted in one-cup increments in their raw form.
No. 17: Huckleberries
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Huckleberries, the state fruit of Idaho, don’t have a lot of nutritional content going for them. They have very few vitamins and nutrients. Huckleberries are typically only found in the wild, but if you can find them, they taste good on their own or in pastries.
Calories per cup: 126
No. 16: Grapes
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Grapes, surprisingly, are berries, but they don’t offer much in the way of nutrition compared with others. They are mostly just water and sugar.
Calories per cup: 62
No. 15: Blueberries
Blueberries, like grapes, are mostly just water and sugar, though blueberries contain a quarter of your daily vitamin C intake.
Calories per cup: 85
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