Dark purple or dark blue berry, named Bilberry in Europe, 5-16 millimeters in size - this fruit is gradually gaining popularity in our country and tagged to be one of the superfoods.
They are low in calories, a good source of Vitamin C, manganese and fiber, rich in antioxidants. One of which is anthocyanin, the pigment responsible for its color and other health benefits.
As these berries are all-natural, these may have naturally occuring tarty or bitter taste. You can even out by mixing with honey and other natural sweeteners.
Other than being an excellent ingredient in your smoothies or fruit shakes, you can also add them to your breakfast cereal, mix in your yoghurt for snacks, have them in your packed lunch.
Great ingredient for jams or jellies, pies or muffins and other snack foods you can think of.
Research shows that regular intake of blueberries and adding them in the daily diet may bring great health benefits as follows:
- antioxidants can help neutralize some of the free radicals thereby reducing damage to the DNA and prevent signs of aging
- anthocyanin help control blood sugar or lower blood sugar
- improve brain function, good antidepressants
- improve digestion
- prevent cancer
- help care for the eyes
- prevent heart diseases
- boost immunity
- lower blood pressure
- improve mood and vitality - can help feel refreshed, sharp and in better mood
- help soothe sore muscles during physical activities
Delivered frozen, packed by 1 lb (454 g)
In the freezer at 0°F (–18°C) or below.
Note: Frozen items, especially for fruits, have the tendency to clump together. It is advisable to thaw the fruits in advance a few hours before use.
Defrosting and Thawing
Remove from the freezer and put only needed amount to defrost in a secure plastic bag or lidded plastic container.
Place berries in the refrigerator. Slow defrosting from 6-15 hours is preferred.
After, put the pack in a container filled with cold water to make defrosting faster. Place back in the refrigerator as soon as defrosted.
Avoid running the berries under water or microwaving for defrosting to keep from mushy and soggy textures.