Blueberries – 600 g


Snowcrest plump, juicy, sweet blueberries are packed with antioxidants, and are a delicious source of vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre, and provide many other important health benefits.  These blueberries are grown in the pristine, optimum conditions of British Columbia, Canada. The small wonders are harvested and frozen at the “peak of perfection”™ and are therefore exquisitely tasty and nutritionally rich.

Ingredients:
  • Blueberries

Health & Nutritional Facts of Blueberries

  • Blueberries contain health benefiting soluble dietary fibre, minerals, vitamins, and pigment anti-oxidants that contribute to optimum health and wellness.
  • Blueberries are among the highest anti-oxidant value fruits. The ORAC value of 100 g fresh blueberries is 5562 TE (Trolex equivalents). Their antioxidant value is largely derived from poly-phenolic anthocyanidin compounds such as chlorogenic acid, tannins, myricetin, quercetin and kaempferol.
  • In addition, these berries have other flavonoid anti-oxidants such as carotene β, lutien and zeaxanthin.
  • Altogether, the phyto-chemical compounds in blueberries help rid the body of harmful oxygen-derived free radicals from the body and protect the body from cancers, aging, degenerative diseases, and infections.
  • Research studies suggest that chlorogenic acid in these berries helps lower blood sugar levels and control blood glucose levels in type-II diabetes mellitus condition.
  • Blueberries contain small amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E. Altogether these vitamins make potent lipid soluble anti-oxidants, and help limit free radical mediated injury to the body.
  • Blueberries also contain resveratrol, a compound that appears to be effective in lowering bad cholesterol.
  • The berries also contain small amounts of the B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin, pyridoxine, folates and pantothenic acid. It contains very good amounts of vitamin-B6, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folic acid. These vitamins act as co-factors to help the body metabolize carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
  • Blueberries contain impressive amounts of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, iron and zinc. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Copper is required in the production of red blood cells. Iron is required for red blood cell formation.
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