Plump, succulent, and sweet, with vibrant colors ranging from deep purple to blue to black , blueberries are one of nature’s great picks from the field.
Though miniature in size, they are also proof that, when it comes to nutrition, good things really do come in small packages.
- Blueberries repeatedly rank in the U.S. diet as having one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings.
- They are phytonutrient superstars, containing significant amounts of anthocyanains, hydroxycinnamic acids, hydroxybenzoic acids, phenols and flavonols.
- Research shows that the antioxidants in blueberries are beneficial for nearly every system in the body.
- Blueberries’ low glycemic index rating makes them a ripe pick for those concerned about blood sugar issues.
- Blueberries are a very good source of vitamin K, vitamin C and manganese.They are considered as a good source of fiber and copper.
Best Ways to Use
- Add frozen blueberries to you’re a smoothie.
- Fresh or dried blueberries add a colorful punch to cold breakfast cereals and warm oatmeal dishes.
- For a deliciously elegant dessert, layer Greek yogurt and blueberries in wine glasses and top with high fiber granola