What Is a Fruit That Is the Color Blue?


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Blueberries are a blue fruit. They obtain their color from high concentrations of anthocyanin, which is a water-soluble pigment. Anthocyanin creates colors that range from deep shades of blue to red.

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Blueberries are green when they first begin to grow. During the growth process, they turn translucent, then purple, before turning blue.

Blueberries grow to a variety of sizes. A single serving of berries is 1 cup. Blueberries do not stop ripening after harvested. They can be ripened by placing them in a bag with an apple. Apples contain ethylene, which is a colorless hydrocarbon that hastens ripening of fruits.

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