Blueberries are high in the phytochemical resveratol, also found in grapes and wine, which has been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. Each package contains 16 ounces.
Our Blueberry Powder is 100% natural and drum-dried to retain the amazing nutritional benefits of the raw blueberry fruit. Native only to North America, the blueberry was ranked #1 in antioxidant activity by USDA researchers when compared to 40 other fruits and vegetables. Rich in the phytochemical anthocyanin, our Blueberry Powder is delicious when added to your yogurt or smoothie recipes.
The blueberry is now grown all over the world, but did you know that it is native only to North America? Maine produces 25% of the blueberries grown in North America, making it the largest producer in the world, explaining why the blueberry is the official state fruit.
In a study that compared 40 fresh fruits and vegetables, researchers at the USDA Human Nutrition Center ranked blueberries first in antioxidant activity. Antioxidants are important because they counteract free-radicals in our system. Free-radicals are produced by the body during the metabolic process; they oxygenate healthy cells, breaking them down. This degenerative process can lead to cancer or other age related diseases. Anthocyanin is the phytochemical compound that gives many fruits their vibrant colors, including blueberries, and is believed to help fight these free-radicals and therefore be beneficial in the body's fight against cancer, heart disease and ageing.
Also a good source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber, blueberries are believed to help reduce eyestrain and improve night vision. Blueberries are high in the phytochemical resveratol, also found in grapes and wine, which has been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. Blueberries may help prevent urinary tract infections and help combat cystitis. Studies have also indicated that a blueberry-enriched diet can improve memory, concentration and problem-solving ability. A study at Tufts University in Boston into the potential of blueberries to reverse short-term memory loss pronounced the blueberry to be "a very powerful food in the aging battle".
I love this Blueberry Powder! I put it in my oatmeal everyday and its beyond delicious. I am the kind of person who throws a little bit of everything in my oats, but this made it taste just like a blueberry muffin. Sometimes when I have a sweet tooth I take a spoon and eat it right out of the bag :) Wish I could buy it in bulk lol. (Posted on 11/15/12)