And we’re not talkin’ Wrigleys!
These lovely, luscious little berries are often called superfood. But sometimes that term seems to be thrown around pretty loosely, don’t you think? Let’s dive into why our organic blueberries truly deserve the status.
First, blueberries are bursting with vitamins and minerals, many of which are classified as antioxidants — a general term for any compound that can counteract unstable molecules called free radicals that damage DNA, cell membranes, and other parts of cells (source: Harvard Health Publishing).
Blueberries’ nutritional superpower lies in their color, which comes from anthocyanin, an antioxidant that may help protect the body from heart disease and cancer, as well as reduce inflammation and increase immune function. Research also suggests the compounds found in blueberries may delay the effects of vascular dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. (Source: Mayo Clinic Health System)
Apart from those anthocyanins, a 1/2 cup of blueberries gives you 25% of the recommended daily value for vitamin C, 3 grams of dietary fiber, and just 30 calories. In addition, blueberries are juicy fruits, which means they contain mostly water. That means they satisfy with great flavor and fiber and water…without so many calories.
Now that you know, if you’re looking for more ways to incorporate these superfood juicy fruits into your weekly menu, don’t skip our Recipes section, dedicated to blueberries every way.