Our certified organic blueberry powder is milled from organically grown high-bush blueberries picked in British Columbia, Canada. It contains no artificial flavours, colors, preservatives, or other filler ingredients. One serving of powder is equivalent to a full cup of fresh blueberries!
Quick product highlights:
- Certified organic
- Made with high-bush blueberries from British Columbia Canada
- Vacuum-dried at low temperatures to maximize nutrients
- No additives or preservatives
- Potent source of antioxidants
Q: How is it dried?
A: This product is vacuum-dried (AKA low-thermal dried). This process is very gentle on the product and differs from freeze-drying.
Q: What is the difference between your organic blueberry powder and raw wild blueberry powder?
A: Our organic blueberry powder is milled from B.C.-grown organic 'high bush' blueberries, whereas our wild blueberry powder is wild Nova Scotia-grown 'low bush' blueberries.
Q: What is the recommended serving size?
A: 1 Tablespoon (approximately 9-10g), which is equivalent to 1 cup of fresh blueberries.
Q: Where is it grown?
A: B.C. Canada
Q: Does it mix well in water?
A: This is a whole blueberry powder with no additives, so it is not soluble in water. You can mix it in water, but it will be a thick consistency.
Q: Is this blueberry juice or whole blueberry powder?
A: Whole blueberry powder, which includes the skin and insides.
Q: What are anthocyanins?
A: Anthocyanins are water-soluble pigments found in abundance in blueberries which have been shown to have tremendous health benefits.
Q: Does it contain sugar?
A: Yes, as blueberries naturally contain low levels of sugar.
Q: Does it require refrigeration?
A: It can be stored sealed in the pantry, however, cooler temperatures will help preserve nutrient levels.
How it's Harvested/Processed
The blueberries are picked using hand-held berry rakes, then sorted, cleaned and processed, vacuum dried, and milled into a fine powder. Vacuum drying is a low-temperature process that helps maintain nutrient and antioxidant levels.
Blueberries have been studied extensively and have been linked to numerous health benefits including:
- improved heart and brain health
- Decreased risk of certain cancers
- Decreased risk of diabetes and metabolic diseases
What is it specifically about blueberries that make them such a potent food? According to studies, it's the abundance of anthocyanin, a water-soluble phenolic pigment found in this superfruit.
How to Enjoy
Most of our customers add 1-2 teaspoons to their smoothies, or directly to water. It can also be added to baking recipes for flavour, however, don't forget that heating the powder will damage some beneficial antioxidants.
We found an abundance of studies on the health benefits of blueberries. Here are three that we though really stand out:
- Recent Research on The Health Benefits of Blueberries and Their Anthocyathins - "Epidemiological studies associate regular, moderate intake of blueberries and/or anthocyanins with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, death, and type 2 diabetes, and with improved weight maintenance and neuroprotection."
- Effect of Blueberry Consumption on Cardiometabolic Health Parameters in Men with Type 2 Diabetes - "The study found that intake of the equivalent of one U.S. cup of fresh blueberries (given as 22 grams of freeze-dried blueberries) resulted in clinically significant improvements in measurable indicators of type 2 diabetes – Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and fructosamine – compared to a placebo.
- Neuroprotective effects of berry fruits on neurodegenerative diseases - "Those who ate blueberries, showed an increase of blood flow to key areas of the brain, and improvements in memory and attention to required tasks."
|Ingredients||Organic blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum)|
|Allergens||Packaged in the same facility as tree nuts, and peanuts.|
|Country of Origin||CANADA (British Columbia)|