Blueberries contain so many wonderful health benefits and nutritional elements, it is no wonder why they are considered one of the ultimate “Super Foods”. In fact, studies have shown that when compared to over sixty other fruits and vegetables, blueberries ranked the highest in antioxidant properties! Feeling a little under the weather or need a little pick-me-up? Grab some organic blueberries, asap!
Health and Nutritional Benefits of Organic Blueberries: Blueberries are great for both the mind and body. Just like Blood Oranges, Blueberries contain the extremely powerful antioxidant anthocyanidins. In fact, it is this powerful antioxidant that may be the reason why blueberries have shown to be so effective against Alzheimers Disease and are also cancer preventatives. Additionally, Blueberries contain many essential nutrients, including: Vitamin C, healthy dietary Fibers, Manganese, Riboflavin and Vitamin E. Studies performed on the health benefits of Blueberries have shown that Blueberries help to improve vision and macular degeneration as well as protect against varicose veins, hemorrhoids, digestion problems, and urinary tract infections. In addition, blueberries are even known to be great stomach fat-fighters!
When to buy: Early summer – mid-summer. Select organic Blueberries that are plump and full of color. Blueberries can develop mold quickly, so make sure they do not have water on them and are mold-free with no soft spots.
The Organic Choice: Blueberries are not a fruit that typically gets attacked by pests, but many non-organic farmers will still use chemical fertilizers to help them grow. Chemical fertilizers are connected with an increase in cancer incidences, neurological problems, and many more health issues. It is always beneficial for health to purchase organic produce, and blueberries are no exception to this rule.
Organic Cocktails Recipes: Blueberry Eco-Mojito, Fresh Berry Rumtini