Organic Raw freeze-dried Wildcrafted Blueberry Powder contain substances that have strong antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals which are unstable molecules linked to the development of a number of diseases including division of mutated cells, cardiovascular disease and other age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's. 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, specifically anthocyanins, give blueberries their blue hue and are the major contributors to the antioxidant activity of the fruit.
Wild Blueberry, like its relative the cranberry, might help prevent bladder problems by stopping bacteria from attaching to the walls of the bladder. Blueberry fruit is also high in fiber which could help normal digestive function.
In laboratory animal studies, researchers have found that blueberries help support the brain from oxidative stress and may reduce the effects of age-related conditions. Researchers found that diets rich in blueberries significantly improved both the learning capacity and motor skills of aging animals, making them mentally equivalent to much younger ones.
Phytonutrients called anthocyanidins 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 the integrity of the structures in the veins and entire vascular system. Anthocyanins have been shown to possibly support the effects of vitamin C, support capillary integrity, and possibly stabilize the collagen matrix (the ground substance of all body tissues). They work their protective magic by preventing free-radical damage, inhibiting enzymes from cleaving the collagen matrix, and directly cross-linking with collagen fibers to form a more stable collagen matrix.
Some possible traditional uses of Raw Organic Freeze Dried Wild Blueberry Powder may include:
- High antioxidant activity
- May support the body's ability to deal with Macular Degeneration
- Relieving both diarrhea & constipation
- May support healthy heart function
- Blueberries are one of the few sources of ellagic acid
- May support healthy lipid levels
- May support the body's ability to neutralize free radicals which may affect disease & aging in the body
- May support healthy memory and brain function
- May support healthy digestion due to high fiber content
- Promoting urinary tract health
- May support healthy eye function
Constituents 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), Beta carotene, 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-ols: Catechin, Epigallocatechin, Epicatechin, Gallocatechin
- Flavones: Luteolin
- Flavonols: Kaempferol, Myricetin, Quercetin
- Proanthocyanidins: Proanthocyanidin Monomers, Proanthocyanidin Dimers, Proanthocyanidin Trimers, Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers, Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers, Proanthocyanidin (>10mers)
This product is 100% natural and minimally processed. Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Due to its nature, this powder 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.
Mixing suggestion: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our coconut oil and walnuts in a smoothie.
Botanical Name: Vaccinium Angustifolium.
Other Names: Lowbush Blueberry.
Ingredients: Wild Organic Blueberry.
Origin: Wildcrafted and freeze-dried in Brazil. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
Certifications: USDA Certified Organic.
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low-temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Raw Freeze-Dried Wild Blueberry Powder is Certified Organic and passes our strict quality assurance which typically includes testing for botanical identity, heavy metals, chemicals, and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Raw Wildcrafted Organic 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 Organic Raw Freeze-Dried Wildcrafted Blueberry Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.
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