How Much Does a Pint of Blueberries Weigh?

by puzzlemaker

I wanted to know the answer to this too, so I bought a pint of blueberries and weighed it. This is what I found.

I weighed a pint of blueberries to know for sure

Mystery Solved

Does a pint of blueberries weigh a pound? Is a pound of blueberries the same volume as a pint? I've asked all these questions myself no less than a dozen times so I bought a pint of blueberries and weighed them. How much does a pint of blueberries weigh in ounces?

Weight of a pint of blueberries is 12 ounces.

That's 3/4 of a pound (less than a pound).

Just so you know, I gathered lots of packages of blueberries at the grocery store and weighed them one by one. Yes, I really did this as produce shoppers all around me looked on. I wanted to be sure about my findings. I found that all pints of blueberries weighed between 11 and 12 ounces. Most weighing closer to 12 ounces.

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One Pint of Blueberries Equals 12 ounces (3/4 of a pound)

A pint of blueberries weighs 12 ounces.
A pint of blueberries weighs 12 ounces.
Copyright © Paige Graves

Why stop here? Let's keep going!

More about weights, measures and counts of blueberries.

How many cups of blueberries in a pint?

Not a silly question
How many cups of blueberries in a pint?
How many cups of blueberries in a pint?
Copyright © Paige Graves

There are 2 1/8 cups blueberries in a pint

This is what my grocery store pint measured. Two cups...plus a little bit. We all know there are 2 cups in a pint, but when I measured out the blueberries by the cup there were a little more than two cups. We are talking about whole blueberries here. The blueberry is a round fruit and when you measure it out there will be spaces in between all those blueberries. This is taken into account in recipes, so using a cup measure with whole blueberries is indeed how to measure them. Now purried, that would be different.

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How many blueberries in a pint?

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Who has the time to count how many blueberries are in a pint, right? Me! Those are 5 minutes I'll never see again, but that's OK. Now we all know....

There are about 275 blueberries in a pint.

My grocery store pint had a mix of small, medium and large bluerries. Mostly mediums. I feel good about my pint being a good average pint. A pint of large blueberries would, of course, be a smaller count. Small blueberries would be a larger count per pint.

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One Cup of Blueberries

One Cup of Blueberries is about 120-125 count.
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How many blueberries in a cup?

More counting :-)

I measured out a cup full of blueberries and counted them. The cup was full, but not mounded, so this count is pretty accurate.

There are about 120-125 blueberries in a cup.

Again, this is for medium size blueberries, with a few larges and smalls thrown in. I feel like this is a good count for medium size berries.

How Much is a Serving of Blueberries?

One serving of blueberries is one cup.

One cup of blueberries has about:

85 calories,

20 grams of carbohyrates

3.5 grams of fiber

Comparing $$$ prices - Going from Pints to Pounds

This is the big question: How to compare prices when blueberries are sold by the pint and by the pound. You can do it two ways.

Multipling the price of the pint by 1.33 will give you price per pound.

Example: If blueberries are 3.00 per pint, multiply $3.00 x 1.33 = $3.99 per pound

Or

Multipling the price of the pound by .75 will give you the price per pint.

Example: If blueberries are $5.00 per pound, multiply $5.00 x .75 = $3.75 per pint

 

Blueberry farms ususally sell by the pound. Grocery stores usually sell by the pint.

Updated: on 06/17/2011, puzzlemaker
 
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Are you wild about blueberries? What's your favorite blueberry recipe?


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Jen on 07/16/2014

Thank you for doing this!!!

Pinkchic18 on 06/21/2012

i LOVE blueberries, they're so tasty (and full of antioxidants too, right?) Really enjoyed this post, and I learned a lot too!

barbarab on 09/05/2011

wonderful! I giggled through it all and felt I was right by your side in the grocery store!

TerriRexson on 07/11/2011

I had no idea you bought blueberries by the pint! In the UK you buy them in grams. But I love this sort of question. And I love blueberries.

MugTreasuresByBrenda on 07/09/2011

BRILLIANT for the minds that always want to know things like HOW MANY blueberries in a pint.

Dianne on 06/14/2011

My blueberry bushes won't start producing until later in the summer but this information is good to have on hand! I have two bushes and one produces earlier and one later. One variety is small and one is the size of cherries. LOVE blueberries. Try making a blueberry sauce and serve it over scones. Yum!!!

poutine on 06/13/2011

I love blueberries in pies mostly.

puzzlemaker on 06/13/2011

Ha! It's a very specific question isn't it? I figured if I was trying to figure this out time after time, others probably are too. I had to do the math...I couldn't let the question go unanswered any longer. Now if I just had a farm full of blueberry bushes.

tssfacts on 06/13/2011

When I read your title I couldn't help but laugh. These are the same questions I asked my Dad. Growing up Dad's career was as a produce man. I would drive him "nuts" with all my questions about "how many goes" into his pints etc,. etc., In my case it was strawberries instead of blueberries. This was an enjoyable page for me to read and I learned something to boot.

ohme on 06/13/2011

My favorite recipe with Blueberries is the Fruit Salad that I wrote a Squidoo lens about. They have some gorgeous Blueberries at our local Farmers Market so it is time for me to make that salad. Loved all your weighing wisdom. We were trying to explain to our grandson just last week about a Bushel and a Peck.




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