Blueberries - Whole Freeze Dried
- Dried blueberries are a well known source of antioxidants like anthocyanins; vitamin C, B complex, E and A; copper, selenium, manganese, zinc, dietary fiber, iron.
- Recently, researchers at Tufts University analyzed 60 fruits and vegetables for their antioxidant values... Blueberries graced the top of the list, rating highest in their capacity to possibly support the body’s ability to destroy free radicals.
- Our Raw Freeze-Dried Blueberries concentrates all this natural nutrition in a convenient form... More Info
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A nourishing source of Antioxidants, You’ll Enjoy our Delicious, Raw, Freeze-Dried Blueberries!
Raw freeze dried blueberries contain substances that have strong antioxidant properties.
Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals which are unstable molecules linked to the development of a number of diseases including cellular mutations, cardiovascular disease and other age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's. According to the USDA database of the antioxidant activity of food (ORAC values), blueberries rank among the highest on a per serving basis. Polyphenols, specifically anthocyanins, give blueberries their blue hue and are the major contributors to the antioxidant activity of the fruit.
Blueberry, like its relative the cranberry, might help prevent bladder infections by stopping bacteria from attaching to the walls of the bladder. Blueberry fruit is also high in fiber which could help normal digestive function.
In laboratory animal studies, researchers have found that blueberries may help protect the brain from oxidative stress and may reduce the effects of age related conditions. Researchers found that diets rich in blueberries may significantly improve both the learning capacity and motor skills of aging animals, making them mentally equivalent to much younger ones.
Our freeze-dried blueberries are high in phytonutrients
Phytonutrients called anthocyanidins in blueberries may support the body’s ability to neutralize free radical damage to the collagen matrix of cells and tissues that can lead to a host of degenerative conditions. Anthocyanins, the blue-red pigments found in blueberries, may also improve the integrity of support structures in the veins and entire vascular system. Anthocyanins have been shown to possibly enhance the effects of vitamin C, support capillary integrity, and stabilize the collagen matrix (the ground substance of all body tissues).
They work their protective magic by possibly preventing free-radical damage, inhibiting enzymes from cleaving the collagen matrix, and directly cross-linking with collagen fibers to form a more stable collagen matrix.
Some possible traditional uses of Raw Freeze Dried Whole Blueberries may include:
High antioxidant activity
May support eye health
Relieving both diarrhea & constipation
May support healthy heart function
Blueberries are one of the few sources of ellagic acid
May support healthy lipid levels
May neutralize free radicals which may affect disease & aging in the body
May support healthy memory and brain function.
May Improve digestion
Promoting urinary tract health
The Health Benefits and Micronutrients of Blueberries include:
Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium
Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Choline, Betaine, Vitamin A (RAE), Beta carotene, Vitamin A (IU), Lutein & Zeaxanthin, Vitamin E, Beta Tocopherol, Gamma Tocopherol, Delta Tocopherol, Vitamin K
Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine,. Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Proline, Serine
Anthocyanidins: Petunidin, Delphinidin, Malvidin, Peonidin, Cyanidin
Flavan-3-ols: Catechin, Epigallocatechin, Epicatechin, Gallocatechin
Flavonols: Kaempferol, Myricetin, Quercetin
Proanthocyanidins: Proanthocyanidin Monomers, Proanthocyanidin Dimers, Proanthocyanidin Trimers, Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers, Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers, Proanthocyanidin (>10mers)
This product is 100% natural and minimally processed:
Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch.
Suggested Use: Grab a handful and add to your favorite smoothie or recipes.
Miscellaneous Facts about our Whole, Freeze-Dried Blueberries
Ingredients: Raw Freeze Dried Blueberries.
Parts Used: Raw blueberries.
Botanical Name: Vaccinium Corymbosum.
Other Names: Highbush Blueberry.
Origin: Grown and freeze-dried in Canada. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness
ZNaturalFoods.com offers Raw Freeze-Dried Whole Blueberries packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Raw Freeze-Dried Whole Blueberries in a cool, dark, dry place.
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