Welcome to the Blueberry Farm, the official web site of the Dead Creek Ranch blueberry farm. Our blueberries are some of the best around. Our customers are repeat customers because of the flavor of the berries. We
want to ensure that when you leave our farm, you leave with the highest quality blueberries.
I hope you will come to our farm and enjoy the bounty of our blueberries!
Our blueberry field is part of our family farm in Graham, Florida. Our farm is located on the Santa Fe River, near U.S. 301, about 6 miles from the Waldo Flea Market, 20 miles northeast of Gainesville, and 13
miles southwest of Starke.
Did You Know?
"Blueberries may reduce the build-up of so called "bad" cholesterol that contributes to cardiovascular disease and stroke, according to scientists at the University of California at Davis. Once again, antioxidants
are believed to be the active component.
Nutrients, Phytochemicals and Research
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy - 240 kJ (57 kcal)
Carbohydrates - 14.49 g
Sugars - 9.96 g
Dietary fiber - 2.4 g
Fat - 0.33 g
Protein - 0.74 g
Vitamin A 54 IU
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.037 mg (3%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.041 mg (3%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.418 mg (3%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.124 mg (2%)
Vitamin B6 0.052 mg (4%)
Folate (vit. B9) 6 μg (2%)
Vitamin C 9.7 mg (12%)
Vitamin E 0.57 mg (4%)
Vitamin K 19.3 μg (18%)
Calcium 6 mg (1%)
Iron 0.28 mg (2%)
Magnesium 6 mg (2%)
Manganese 0.336 mg (16%)
Phosphorus 12 mg (2%)
Potassium 77 mg (2%)
Sodium 1 mg (0%)
Zinc 0.16 mg (2%)
[Source: USDA Nutrient Database]
Blueberries have a diverse range of micronutrients, with moderate levels (relative to respective Dietary
Reference Intakes) of the essential dietary mineral manganese, vitamin C, vitamin K and dietary fiber
(table). One serving provides a relatively low glycemic load score of 4 out of 100 per day.
Blueberries contain anthocyanins, other pigments and various phytochemicals, which are under preliminary
research for their potential role in reducing risks of diseases such as inflammation and cancer. Similar
to red grape, blueberries may contain resveratrol.
Most studies have been conducted using the highbush cultivar of blueberries (V. corymbosum), while
content of polyphenols and anthocyanins in lowbush (wild) blueberries (V. angustifolium) exceeds values
found in highbush cultivars.
In preliminary research, feeding blueberries to rats reduced brain damage in experimental stroke
and may cause increased production of vascular nitric oxide that influences blood pressure regulation.
Additional research showed that blueberry consumption in rats altered glycosaminoglycans that are
vascular cell components affecting control of blood pressure.
Other animal studies found blueberry consumption lowered cholesterol and total blood lipid levels,
possibly affecting symptoms of heart disease.
Supplementation of diets with wild blueberry juice may affect memory and learning in older adults, while
possibly reducing blood sugar and symptoms of depression.
[Nutrients, Phytochemicals and Research Courtesy of Wikipedia]