Organic Dried Blueberries
About Organic Dried Blueberries
Just certified organic Canadian dried blueberries (sulphate-free), sweetened with apple juice. A great addition to trail mix, cereal, pancakes, muffins, and essentially any dessert!
In addition to being one of the most potent fruit sources of antioxidants, dried blueberries are also a good source of vitamins K and C, the trace mineral manganese, and fiber.
Here are some of the nutritional highlights of dried blueberries:
- High in vitamin K, and C
- Contain 15 different phytonutrient antioxidants
- Good source of trace minerals manganese, calcium, and iron
- Good source of fiber
They contain 130 calories per 40 gram serving comprised of 29 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of protein, 0 grams of fat, and 2 grams of fiber.
Studies indicate that the high levels of various phytonutrient antioxidants found in blueberries may be responsible for the following health benefits:
- Improved cardiovascular health (lower blood pressure, improved blood lipid profiles, prevention of oxidative damage).
- Improved brain function / memory due to the antioxidants ability to protect nerve cells from oxidative damage.
- Protects the retina from damage due to oxidative stress and sunlight
- May decrease the risk of certain cancers
- Help protect muscle and nerve cells from oxidative stress
From The World's Healthiest Food website:
Most health research on blueberries involves their phytonutrient content. Anthocyanins - the colorful antioxidant pigments that give many foods their wonderful shades of blue, purple, and red - are usually the first phytonutrients to be mentioned in descriptions of blueberries and their amazing health-supportive properties. While it is true anthocyanins are pretty spectacular when it comes to blueberries and their support of our body systems, there are actually a wide variety of health support phytonutrients found in blueberries.
Interesting Facts About Blueberries
Here are some fun facts about blueberries that you may not have been aware of:
- Blueberry plants are thought to be over 13000 years old - one of the oldest plants still in existence!
- Blueberries are one of only three fruits native to North America (also cranberries and concord grapes).
- Blueberry muffins are the most popular muffin in North America
- August is National Blueberry Month in Canada
- Blueberries were used by Native Americans to make paint and stain
- Canada is the second largest exporter of blueberries, and the largest producer of wild blueberries.
- The second most popular berry in North America (behind strawberries)
Storage Tips for Maximum Shelf Life
Store for up to 12 months in an air-tight container in a dark / dry place with low humidity levels. Can last for up to 2 years if refrigerated or frozen.
How to Enjoy
Enjoy dried blueberries just as you would fresh or frozen blueberries. Add them to cereals, yogurt, pancakes, muffins, desserts, trail mixes etc. The main benefit of dried blueberries vs. fresh / frozen blueberries is that they are easy to transport, making them an ideal snack for hiking or camping trips.
Dried Blueberry Recipes
Blueberries, apple juice, sunflower oil (less than 1%).
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