Most of us have tasted blueberries Fresh, organic blueberries can be quite expensive and if you like using them regularly for their health benefits then buying a blueberry powder product often works out cheaper in the long run. The powder goes further and still contains beneficial active ingredients even more concentrated. Blueberries have long been used medicinally, the leaves and fruit have been taken as teas to treat a wide range of ailments. The berries have been used to make wines, elixirs, syrups and liquors. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants called anthocyanins. Eating just 10 berries 3 x week is enough to feel their benefits, which include improved circulation throughout the body from treating gum infections to reducing swelling of feet and ankles. Blueberry powder is made by extracting and squeezing the pulp, skin and seeds of the berries using a low thermal, freeze drying method. This process locks in the nutrients and most good quality brands will be preservative free and organically produced and grown. Different Types Of Blueberries The blueberry is native to North America and wild ones creep along the ground and are smaller in size, which means there is more skin. More skin means more antioxidants. Therefore 1 cup of wild berries will have double the antioxidant value (source) compared to cultivated berries. Of all the berries it is the blueberry that is highest in anthocyanins, which is the flavonoid responsible for the deep purple coloring. Blueberry Powder is used as a supplement in smoothies added to food. They are known for being high in antioxidants. They are high in fiber and loaded with vitamins, essential minerals and trace elements, exactly what is needed to keep your heart, mind and circulatory system functioning well. Blueberry Powder Packed is packed with Antioxidants Antioxidants are the molecules that prevent the oxidation of free radicals which in turn can damage healthy cells. Antioxidants reduce inflammation and help to boost the body’s immune system. Antioxidants often work in conjunction with other phytonutrients present in fruit and their combined reactions cover a range of benefits from increasing the body’s ability to absorb nutrients more efficiently to improving general vitality and increasing energy levels. Antioxidants are not destroyed through the process of extracting fruit and producing powder so you still reap the benefits you would get from eating fresh blueberries. Crammed With Vitamins And Minerals Blueberries are high in vitamins C, A and K. They contain calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorous (source) Also present in trace amounts are copper, manganese, iron and zinc Loaded With Fiber Fiber is essential for healthy digestion (source) and nutrient assimilation. Blueberries have roughly 3.7g of fiber per 150g which is about a cup’s worth. This makes up between 15-20% of your daily recommended allowance. Full Of Phytochemicals Blueberries are full of phytochemicals like resveratol, bioflavonoids, and anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins. These phytonutrients are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti cancer, anti microbial and anti adhesive. Antioxidants are phytochemicals that work synergistically with vitamins and minerals to heal the body.
Wild Blueberry Powder 24 servings