The US Food and Drug Administration describes blueberries as low in fat and sodium, free of cholesterol, rich in fibers, refreshing, tonic, astringent, diuretic and rich in vitamin C and hippuric acid. These properties make it a fruit with many desirable characteristics from a nutritional point of view. The pigment that gives blueberries their color (anthocyanin), intervenes in human cellular metabolism by decreasing the activity of free radicals associated with aging, heart diseases and Alzheimer’s.
One of the main benefits of blueberries are their ability to fight against kidney problems by promoting considerable depurative and detoxifying activity. In addition, they help prevent kidney stones. They have astringent and emetic properties that aid in the treatment of digestive sabnormalities such as diarrhea, vomiting, intestinal infections, and others. blueberries also improve blood circulation and raise the level of high-density cholesterol (HDL), better known as good cholesterol. Finally, their high antioxidant content reduce free radicals, helping to reduce the risk of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, memory loss or the effects of aging.
- Blueberry spray-dried
Use in juices and smoothies.