Blueberries

Snowcrest plump, juicy, sweet blueberries are packed with antioxidants, and are a delicious source of vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre and provide many other important health benefits. These blueberries are grown in the pristine, optimum conditions of British Columbia, Canada. The small wonders are harvested and frozen at the “peak of perfection”™ and therefore are exquisitely tasty and nutritionally rich.

Health & Nutritional Facts of Blueberries

  • Blueberries contain health benefiting soluble dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and pigment anti-oxidants that contribute to optimum health and wellness.
  • Blueberries are among the highest anti-oxidant value fruits. The ORAC value of 100 g fresh blueberries is 5562 TE (Trolex equivalents). Their antioxidant value largely derived from poly-phenolic anthocyanidin compounds such as chlorogenic acid, tannins, myricetin, quercetin and kaempferol.
  • In addition, these berries have other flavonoid anti-oxidants such as carotene β, lutien and zeaxanthin.
  • Altogether, the phyto-chemical compounds in blueberries help rid off harmful oxygen-derived free radicals from the body and protect the body from cancers, aging, degenerative diseases, and infections.
  • Research studies suggest that chlorogenic acid in these berries help lower blood sugar levels and control blood glucose levels in type-II diabetes mellitus condition.
  • Blueberries contain small amount of vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E. Altogether these vitamins make potent lipid soluble anti-oxidants, help limit free radical mediated injury to body.
  • Blueberries also contain resveratrol, a compound that appears to be effective in lowering bad cholesterol.
  • The berries also contain small amount of B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin, pyridoxine, folates and pantothenic acid. It contains very good amounts of vitamin B-6, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folic acid. These vitamins are acting as co-factors help body metabolize carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
  • Blueberries contain good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, iron and zinc. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Copper is required in the production of red blood cells. Iron is required for red blood cell formation.

Blueberries
ORAC Value 5562, Nutrition Value per 100 g.
(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)

Principle

Nutrient Value

Percentage of RDA

Energy 57 Kcal 3%
Carbohydrates 14.49 g 11%
Protein 0.74 g 1%
Total Fat 0.33 g 1%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g 6%

Vitamins

 

 

Folates 6 µg 1.5%
Niacin 0.418 mg 2.5%
Pantothenic acid 0.124 mg 2.5%
Pyridoxine 0.052 mg 4%
Riboflavin 0.041 mg 3%
Vitamin A 54 IU 2%
Vitamin C 9.7 mg 1.5%
Vitamin E 0.57 mg 4%
Vitamin K 19.3 µg 13%

Electrolytes

 

 

Sodium 1 mg 0%
Potassium 77 mg 2%

Minerals

 

 

Calcium 6 mg 0.5%
Iron 0.28 mg 3.5%
Magnesium 6 mg 1.5%
Manganese 0.336 mg 14%
Zinc 0.16 mg 1.5%

Phyto-nutrients

 

 

Carotene-ß 32 µg
Lutein-zeaxanthin 80 µg

 

 

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