Have you ever tasted a Blueberry? If not, you should totally try them, because these fruits are loaded with a delicious healthy juice with many health benefits.
Blueberry plant belongs to Ericaceae family.
These berries grow in clusters and they are fully ripe when their initial pink-green color turns completely blue or purple black and have a juicy tangy taste.
These fruits are readily available throughout the year but they are most available between June and August – that’s when they there is a bumper harvest in USA and Canada. At this time, they are quite cheap and fresh.
Fresh ripe blueberries have a deep blue-to-black or deep blue-to-purple color, firm texture and smooth bright skin with a whitish waxy bloom surface. Berries with too soft or shrunken surface and bruises on the surface are signs of overstayed stock.
If you want to enjoy the true natural taste of berries and even get more health benefits of blueberries, go organic. Organically grown blueberries contain high amount of antioxidants and phyto-chemical compounds than the controversial grown non-organic.
Nutritional Benefits of Blueberries
- Blueberries are extremely rich in anti-oxidant properties. Proanthocyanidins –a natural pigment that gives blueberries their deep color- is a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent inflammatory. They are also rich in other anti-oxidants like zeaxanthin, carotene, lutein etc.
- Berries fruits are wonderful source of soluble dietary fiber, vitamins (A, B6, C, E and K) and minerals like Zinc, Copper, Sodium, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Selenium…etc.
- The berries are highly low in calories and fats and also have zero cholesterol.
- Vitamin B-complex (such as folate, niacin and pyridoxine) and also folic acid, riboflavin and pantothenic acid help body metabolize fats, proteins and carbohydrates.
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