Wild blueberries not only taste good,
they are good for you!
We all know that eating fruit and vegetables is good for us. What some Canadian consumers may not know is wild blueberries are at the top of the list! If you want both great health and awesome taste, add Canadian Wild Blueberries to your shopping list.
The added bonus…Canadian Wild Blueberries are available year-round in the frozen section at your local supermarket. Canadian Wild Blueberries are frozen within 24 hours of harvest while still at their peak! The berries do not lose their taste, goodness and antioxidants. And more good news; after freezing and while in storage, antioxidant levels remain high until consumption!
Research illustrates the many health benefits of eating wild blueberries.… Don’t be fooled by their tiny size, Canadian Wild Blueberries pack a powerful punch!
Here are some key health benefits of Canadian Wild Blueberries
Wild blueberries are a good source of Vitamin C and dietary fiber.
Wild blueberries contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol and only 80 calories per cup of berries. How great is that!
Wild blueberries have a high concentration of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are the pigments in the wild blueberries that contain antioxidants, helping to defend against cancer, heart disease, other diseases and premature aging. Antioxidants help the skin to maintain elasticity.
Wild blueberries were found to have the highest level of antioxidants in a study by the USDA of 40 fruits and vegetables.
Tannins are also found in wild blueberries and can help to prevent bladder and urinary tract infections.
Interested in learning more?
Check out the Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia Health information page
Did you know
Canadian Wild Blueberries have higher antioxidant capacities than many other berries such as cultivated blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries or pomegranates. They also have higher antioxidant capacities than apples and grapes and vegetables such as spinach.
Want to learn more about Antioxidants and The Science of the Superfruit? Follow our link for indepth research results from the Wild Blueberry Association of North America