Fresh blueberries are a popular superfood thanks to the powerful antioxidants in their skin. They originate in North America.
In addition to their excellent taste, these berries provide an abundance of health benefits, most of which can be attributed to their blue color. Anthocyanin is the pigment responsible for the blueberries’ color. This pigment is a flavonoid and is known as one of the most powerful antioxidants in nature. Flavonoids protect against the aging process, contribute to the health of blood vessels and the brain, and improve the appearance of the skin. They also improve eyesight and help protect the body against cancer.
Blueberries are also rich in copper, potassium, manganese, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin K and a variety of dietary fibers.
Fresh blueberries are a great addition to cakes, desserts, pancakes, muesli, shakes, popsicles and more.