- Dried blueberries are a source of antioxidants like anthocyanins; vitamin C, B complex, E and A; copper, selenium, manganese, zinc, dietary fiber, iron.
- Recently, researchers at Tufts University analyzed 60 fruits and vegetables for their antioxidant capability. Blueberries graced the top of the list, rating highest in their capacity to possibly destroy free radicals.
- Our Freeze Dried Blueberry Powder concentrates all this natural nutrition in an easy to use, delicious form... More info
Antioxidants may help neutralize free radicals which are unstable molecules linked to the development of a number of diseases including of mutated cells, cardiovascular disease, and other age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease.
According to the USDA database of the antioxidant activity of selected foods (ORAC values), blueberries rank among the highest on a per-serving basis. Polyphenols give blueberries their blue hue and are the major contributors to the antioxidant activity of the fruit.
Blueberry, like its relative cranberry, possibly helps prevent bladder infections by stopping bacteria from attaching to the walls of the bladder. Blueberry fruit is also a source of fiber that could support healthy digestive function. In animal laboratory studies, researchers found that blueberries may support the brain from oxidative stress and may reduce the effects of age-related conditions. Researchers also found that diets rich in blueberries may significantly improve both the learning capacity and motor skills of aging animals, making them mentally equivalent to much younger ones.
Phytonutrients called anthocyanins in blueberries may support the body's ability to neutralize free radical damage to the collagen matrix of cells and tissues that can lead to a multitude of conditions. Anthocyanins, the blue-red pigments found in blueberries, may also impact the integrity of structures in the veins and the entire vascular system.
Anthocyanins have been shown to possibly support the effects of vitamin C, support capillary health, and possibly stabilize the collagen matrix. Anthocyanins may work their protective magic by possibly preventing free-radical damage; inhibiting enzymes from cleaving the collagen matrix, and directly cross-linking with collagen fibers to form a stabilized collagen matrix.
Some possible health benefits and traditional uses of Raw Freeze Dried Blueberry Powder may include:
Possibly promotes antioxidant activity
May support the body's ability to deal with macular degeneration
Possibly helps to relieve diarrhea and constipation
May support healthy heart function
One of the few sources of ellagic acid
May support healthy lipid levels
May support the neutralization of free radicals that affect disease and aging
May support healthy memory and brain function
May support healthy digestion due to fiber content
May support urinary tract health
May support eye health and vision
Micronutrients of Blueberries include:
Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium
Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Choline, Betaine, Vitamin A (RAE), Vitamin A (IU), Lutein & Zeaxanthin, Vitamin E, Beta Tocopherol, Gamma Tocopherol, Delta Tocopherol, Vitamin K
Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Proline, Serine
Anthocyanidins: Petunidin, Delphinidin, Malvidin, Peonidin, Cyanidin
Flavan-3-: Catechin, Epigallocatechin, Epicatechin, Gallocatechin
Flavonols: Kaempferol, Myricetin, Quercetin
Proanthocyanidins: Proanthocyanidin Monomers, Proanthocyanidin Dimers, Proanthocyanidin Trimers, Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers, Proanthocyanidin7-10mers, Proanthocyanidin (>10mers)
This product is 100% natural and minimally processed:
Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch.
This raw powder naturally tends to clump.
If clumping occurs, lay the bag on a flat surface and place a towel over the bag.
Then pound on the bag until the clumps break up.
The towel will help protect the bag from damage.
Suggested Use: Mix 1 tablespoon with juice, yogurt, or add to your favorite smoothie or recipes.
Miscellaneous facts about our raw, freeze-dried Blueberry Powder
Ingredients: Raw Freeze-Dried Blueberry.
Parts Used: Whole Blueberry.
Botanical Name: Vaccinium Corymbosum.
Other Names: Northern Highbush Blueberry, Blue Huckleberry, Tall Huckleberry, Swamp Huckleberry, High Blueberry, Swamp Blueberry, Arandano.
Origin: Grown and Freeze-Dried in Canada. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness
ZNaturalFoods.com offers our raw freeze-dried Blueberry Powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your raw freeze-dried Blueberry Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.
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