Blueberries contain more disease-fighting, age-proofing antioxidants than practically any other fruit or vegetable, including nutritional powerhouses such as kale, broccoli, and oranges.
Ranking at the top of the list of 40 fruits and vegetables tested for their antioxidant potential, the blue phytonutrients in blueberries -anthocyanins -are likely responsible for much of the berry's healing power.
Blueberries (along with strawberries and blackberries) also contain ellagic acid, which has anti-cancer properties and provide high amount of the soluble fiber called pectin.
Estimated Glycemic Load=4
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=6,552
Choose blueberries that are firm, uniform in size and indigo blue with a silvery frost. Discard shriveled or moldy berries. Do not wash until ready to use, and store (preferably in a single layer) in a moisture-proof container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. When choosing frozen blueberries, shake the bag to ensure the berries move freely. If not, the thawed and were refrozen.
Serving size: 1 cup(s)View Calorie Breakdown
Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 2 : 1
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