- Blueberries taste awesome!
- Now is peak season in North America, so prices for fresh domestic blueberries are affordable. The season begins in May and lasts until the Fall.
- The blueish hue afforded to these berries comes from anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants play an important role in reducing the risk of cancer.
- Blueberries are a great low calorie snack – a cup of approximately 5 ounces has only 80 calories.
- They are rich in micro-nutrients such as vitamin C (25% of your daily value) and manganese (25%).
- Blueberries, like all fruits and vegetable, contain fiber so lacking in our SAD (Standard American Diet). A cup of berries has almost 4 grams of fiber, equaling 15% of your daily requirement.
- Blueberries are low in glycemic load. Hello friends with diabetes! Additionally, in a human study, blueberries have been shown to improve insulin sensitivity in people with pre-diabetes.
- In some animal studies, animals fed blueberries showed a decrease in cholesterol levels and blood lipids. This can decrease the risk for heart disease.
- Blueberry production and consumption has tripled in less than a decade, which means there’s going to be more available this season than ever before.
- Did we mention how great blueberries taste?
- 1 package of blueberries
- Rinse thoroughly
What’s your favorite blueberry recipe?