Blueberries (one of the few
fruits native to the Americas) have always been popular in desserts and
for breakfast, but lately they have been gaining fame for their health benefits as well. In fact, they have been figuring prominently as
functional foods because of their potential beneficial effects on
eyesight, memory, and various aspects of aging, including short-term
memory, balance, and coordination.
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Ingredients: Whole Blueberries, High Fructose Corn Syrup.
Serving Size: 1/3 cup (45g)
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g
Total Carbohydrate: 40g
Dietary Fiber: 7g
Protein: less than 1g
HEALTH INFO: Blueberries have slightly more calories and
less vitamin C than other berries. After measuring more than 40
commercially available fruits and vegetables for antioxidant activity, the
US. Department of Agriculture has ranked blueberries as far and away the
best. Antioxidants are thought to neutralize free radicals, which
are unstable oxygen molecules associated with cancer, heart disease and
the effects of aging.
in particular, are credited with working like cranberries to help ward off
urinary tract infections, and a couple of years ago, they were shown to
reverse mental declines in old laboratory rats.
are two kinds of blueberries; cultivated and wild. Cultivated
berries are about three to four times as large as the wild ones and have a
powdery protective coating. Wild blueberries are smaller and darker
and have a more intense flavor.