Do Blueberries Have Fat?

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
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Q: I just finished eating a container of blueberries at my desk and I noticed the nutrition info on the top of the container, which said “calories from fat: 10.”  Do blueberries have fat?  I thought coconuts and avocadoes were the only fruits that contained fat.

A: According to Nutritiondata.com, one cup of blueberries contains a half a gram of fat. So a pint container would indeed contain about ten calories worth of fat. That’s not a lot of fat, by the way—only about 2% of the daily value. But if you’ve always thought of fruits and vegetables as being essentially fat-free, it might come as a surprise. In fact, most fruits provide trace amounts of fat. But fruits that contain edible seeds, such as berries, figs, bananas, and pomegranates are a bit higher in fat than fruits like apples or oranges, because we usually don’t eat those seeds. Even so, blueberry and banana seeds are pretty tiny and that’s why the fat content doesn’t add up to much.

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.