Health benefits of dried, fresh, and frozen US Highbush blueberries

by - August 03, 2022

Blueberries are one of the most versatile superfoods, you can eat them as is or blend them into smoothies or add them to delicious pancakes that both adults and children love. These nutritious berries are the king of antioxidants and they have been shown to directly increase antioxidant levels in your body. As many of us know antioxidants help protect our bodies’ immunity and from free radicals which cause aging and disease.

An easy and nutritious way to boost your daily dose of vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese and fiber is to have one cup of blueberries. A cup of fresh blueberries contains only 80 calories, thus making them low calorie and nutritious. Blueberries also contain prebiotics which are great for gut health. Prebiotics are important as they help feed the good bacteria in your gut which are known as probiotics. This helps maintain a good and healthy gut. 

There’s also scientific evidence of the role blueberries play in diabetes management, from the improvement of the metabolic syndrome risk factors like cholesterol and blood pressure to the modest lowering of the average blood sugar level. There is research showing that it helps in areas such as brain health and cardiovascular health too. 

You can get blueberries fresh, frozen, or even dried. Fresh blueberries are versatile and can be used in many ways, from eating them as is to blending them and cooking them into sauces, jams or compotes or even baking them in muffins. They pair well with dairy, meat and nuts as well as fruits. 

Frozen blueberries on the other hand are great as they are a cost-effective alternative compared to fresh blueberries and can be used like fresh blueberries. They are frozen at the peak of freshness, locking in their healthy nutrients. Keep a pack in your freezer and you’ll always have an easy and convenient way to add a pop of colour and vitamins into your meals. 

Dried blueberries are one of the most berrylicious way to get a concentrated tangy sweet flavour from blueberries. Dried blueberries are available 12 months a year and have a great shelf life at ambient temperatures; it makes them great for when refrigeration is not possible. There are many types of  dried blueberries, they range from freeze dried to tunnel dried and sweetened and juice infused

When it comes to blueberries, U.S. Highbush blueberries are the best in the world! Blueberries are native to North America, in fact they have been part of life over there for over 13,000 years! Today, U.S. Highbush grows over 1 billion pounds of blueberries in North America each year! An amazing feat and a wonderful legacy. 

To get these delicious and quality U.S. Highbush Blueberries, head over to major retailers like AEON, Jaya Grocer and TF Value. Experience the benefits from this rich and flavourful fruit today. 

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