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Blueberries

Wrote by Ski & Wellness Residence Družba day

Blueberries are an inherent part of a forest and Jasná is no different. All you have to do is step outside of our hotel or take a little walk on a hiking trail and you can see hundreds of blue, purple and black taws.

We have decided that we are going to grow these inconspicuous fruits ourselves. It was not as easy as it might seem.
The crucial factor is high quality land that contains high amounts of organic matter and has a right pH level (3,2-4,2). This was taken care of by our great gardener.
She planted the seeds of blueberries into this fertile land and today we can see the results. Beautiful small, not yet matured little fruits.
Fertilization is deciding for land to remain “sour”.  We use special sulfur fertilizer for this matter
Last but not least is lots of water as their root base is very shallow. It prevents shedding of the bush.
So if you decide to take a walk around our hotel keep an eye out for the hill above our building (Rotunda at Biela Púť).

Now it is just a matter of time for them to get matured. Then, with some help from your kid, we will make the sweetest blueberry jam that you can taste later on during our breakfast service.

What do we know and not know about blueberries

The first thing to point out is that, although blueberries are loaded with taste and antioxidants, they are also low in calories and high in fiber. This makes them the perfect food for dieters and anyone looking for a nutritious snack. One cup of blueberries provides you with the equivalent antioxidant content of five servings of carrots, broccoli, squash, and apples. What this means for your health is a lower risk of heart disease; vibrant, firm skin; and a boost in brain power.

What you get from eating blueberries are the many health-promoting benefits, which can include:

  • Strengthening blood vessels
  • Clearing arteries
  • Improved vision
  • More antioxidants for disease protection
  • Enhanced memory
  • Help for urinary tract infections
  • Reversal of age-related physical and mental deterioration
  • Promotes weight control

 

Content of Blueberries

Water, protein, carbohydrates, fat, dietary fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphor, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, manganese, chrome, pantothenic acid, folic acid, vitamins A, B, C, beta-carotene and myrtilin – the blue dye and the strongest antioxidant.

Nutritional Value

KJ– 176,4 Kcal– 42. Protein– 0,9 g. Carbohydrates– 10 g. Dietary fiber– 3 g. Fat – 0,3 g. Water – 85 g

Mineral Content

Iron 0,95 mg            Zinc     0,25 mg      Calcium 17,8 mg   Copper      0,2 mg
Magnesium   7,6 mg   Manganese  4 mg         Phosphor   11 mg   Pantothenic acid   0,2 mg
Potassium  99 mg      Sodium     4 mg     Chrome  1 ug      Folic acid 8 ug

Vitamin Content

Vitamin A            100 IU                 Vitamin B3          0,7 mg
Vitamin B1          0,05 mg                Vitamin C            50 mg
Vitamin B2          0,04 mg                Beta carotene      20 ug