Blueberries and Antioxidant Activity
Antioxidants are thought to help protect the body against the damaging effects of free radicals and the chronic diseases associated with the aging process. Fresh fruits, including blueberries, and vegetables contain many of these naturally occurring antioxidants such as Vitamins C and E. Blueberries contain 14 mg of Vitamin C and 0.8 mg Vitamin E per 1 cup of blueberries. In addition, blueberries contain anthocyanins and phenolics that can also act as antioxidants. Blueberries are among the fruits with the highest antioxidant activity. Using a test called ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), researchers have shown that a serving of fresh blueberries provides more antioxidant activity than many other fresh fruits and vegetables.
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Store unwashed and loosely covered, they can last up to 2 weeks. If freezing, make sure they are completely dry first and packaged in a single layer so they freeze solid.
Never soak blueberries as it removes their flavor.
Preparation Tip: Great in muffins, scones, and pancakes and desserts. Add them to green salads with nuts and cheese.
Because Blueberries are high in pectin, they also make for great jams.
Did you know... Blueberries should have a soft, hazy white coating, which is called “bloom."
Culinary Compatibility: Ginger, lemon, orange, Cointreau, maple syrup, mint and black pepper.
Health Information: With 40 calories per 1/2 cup, blueberries contain small amounts of vitamin C and A.
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