High-bush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) is a deciduous shrub, which can grow up to 3-4 meters tall. It has a rich foliage with small white flowers during spring, which become tiny berries during summer. High bush-blueberry is usually found on the edges of marshes, lakes, ponds, and streams.
Arndano azul, Vaccinium corymbosum, high-bush blueberry, swamp blueberry
Benefits for health
- Blueberries are among the highest anti-oxidant fruits. The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, an indicator of antioxidant capacity of fruits, vegetables, spices value of 100 g fresh blueberry is 5562 ORAC units. A portion of 2g of dried fruits contains 520 units, which is 20% of the daily recommended intake.
- Their antioxidant benefits mostly come from the fact that blueberries have a very high content of anthocyanins, the most abundant type of flavonoid (which gives them their blue or purple color).
- Therefore, consuming this fruit can reduce or neutralize free radicals, inflammatory compounds which cause neurodegenerative or cardiovascular disease. The consumption of blueberry has notably been proven to have protective effects against coronary heart disease or urinary tract disorders, and also to retard brain ageing.
- Anthocyanins have also been linked to an improved night vision and prevention of macular degeneration.
- Finally, studies suggest that one of the anthocyanins contained in these berries (called chlorogenic acid ) can help to regulate blood sugar levels. This property is very useful for people suffering from type-II diabetes.
Why use powder of blueberry?
Let have a look at the berries:
- they are harvested during summer, therefore you can not find them all year round (at least if you want some a quality product), while you need anti-oxidant during the whole year, especially during winter if you live in a polluted city.
- organic sources are difficult to find, especially in latin America, when organic certifications are not yet fully developed.
- these berries are delicate and you can not store them for more than 1-2 weeks.
Blueberry powder does not have these inconvenients:
- the berries are freeze-dried and powdered just after harvest, so they keep their properties.
- you can store them for several months (when the package is not opened), because the package protects them from light and oxygen to avoid oxidation.
- the powder can be easily added to a yoghurt, smoothie, or anything you like to eat.
How to use it
- The recommended dose is 2g of dried fruit per day, which corresponds to half a teaspoon.
- You can dilute the powder in drinks/smoothies or add it in desserts, yogurt, cereals, salads.
Safety / contraindications
Bilberry fruit and is considered generally safe, with no known side effects or contraindications. It can be consumed by anyone.
No restrictions to the use of this product during pregnancy or while lactating.
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Shipping in Latin America
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