The blueberry is a special fruit that brings pancakes, smoothies, salads, cereals, yogurts, and many other meals and snacks up to a whole different level of deliciousness. But how healthy are these little bundles of sweetness? Let’s find out!
Freeze Dried Blueberries Vs. Fresh Blueberries
One of the most common questions asked about freeze dried fruits and berries is “Are they still healthy?” We are delighted to answer with a resounding “Yes!” Harmony House’s gentle freeze-drying processes simply removes water from the berry, making a finished product that is much lighter in weight, and significantly longer lasting. Most importantly, our freeze dried blueberries still maintain an abundance of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.
Low in Calories, High in Vitamins
Unsweetened dried blueberries are low in fat and calories, but also have incredible nutritional content, including fiber, iron, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, and vitamins A, C, and B-6.
An Antioxidant Powerhouse
Berries are known for their high concentration of antioxidants, but studies suggest blueberries may be the most powerful. Antioxidants protect the body from free radicals, or cells that have the potential to become dangerous and degenerative.
A Dose of Heart Healthy Sweetness
Antioxidants also have benefits on cardiovascular health, specifically by lowering levels of bad cholesterol. Furthermore, in recent years, it has been suggested that blueberries help maintain healthy blood pressure and blood sugar.
A Brain Boosting Berry
The flavonoids found in blueberries from anthocyanin (another type of antioxidant) have been linked with improved cognitive functions, including memory and learning in some studies.
Perfect for Snack Time
Blueberries are nature’s candies. With their bright sweetness and crunch, freeze dried blueberries make a tasty snack that is healthier than any processed, sugary treat you’ll find. And while there’s no guarantee that eating blueberries will offer the same health benefits to everyone, it’s surely tasty trying.