Approximate Quantity 125gr
Approximate Quantity 125gr
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Vaccinium myrtillus L., is thus the scientific name for blueberries, which are still known as brushwood or cranberry. Small, but full of flavor, its nutritional properties stand out from antioxidants. Given the health benefits of blueberries, they have gained a reputation as a superfood.
A Fruit of Wetlands
In Portugal, the blueberry is considered a fruit of the warmer seasons. However, it is in the most humid environments that it develops best.
More popular in northern Europe than in the south, it is a shrub that can also grow spontaneously in northern America. Siliceous and acidic soils, woods, mountains and humid environments of the forests of northern Europe seem to be the preferred places for its development.
In Portugal it is more common to find them in the pine forests, woods and mountains of Alto Minho, Marão and Serra da Estrela. Regions with a favorable environment for this fruit to develop effectively, and thus can enjoy all the benefits of blueberries.
Benefits of Blueberries
Firm skin, small in size and rounded, purplish-blue in color (the darker the color, the greater the concentration of phytochemicals) and slightly dusty. These are the physical characteristics of blueberries. Its interior is juicy and aromatic, offering an experience of flavors to those who consume them, as they are bittersweet.
They can be kept in the fridge for between 10 and 14 days. In order for you to get the full benefits of blueberries, wash them only when you are going to consume them. We show you some advantages of including them in your food.
Protect the body from free radicals
Free radicals are external aggressors that we deal with on a daily basis, such as pollution, stress, some types of food, tobacco or solar radiation. Thanks to the high levels of antioxidants they contain, blueberries help the body to stabilize free radicals, thus inhibiting the oxidation of other molecules.
Can lower blood pressure
Postmenopausal women are more likely to develop hypertension. According to one study, consumption of blueberries can help lower blood pressure levels, especially in women after menopause.
Help maintain brain function and improve memory
Oxidative stress, caused by free radicals, can accelerate the aging process in the brain, negatively affecting brain function. But thanks to the antioxidants blueberries contain, mental decline can be slowed down..
Allow to control diabetes
Blueberries are high in fiber, and consumption of this nutrient is linked to lower blood glucose levels. Despite containing sugar, its levels are lower than those of other fruits. Thus, another of the benefits of blueberries appear to be helping to process glucose, weight loss and insulin sensitivity, which reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Assist in weight loss
Because they are high in fiber and low in calories, blueberries can help with weight loss or maintenance. Its high fiber content increases satiety and reduces appetite, making you not feel the need to eat more food.
How to Consume?
To enjoy the benefits of blueberries on your health, just incorporate them into your diet. They can be consumed in several ways:
• to natural (just need to be washed)
• in sweets or jams
• incorporated in ice cream and other desserts
• added to yogurts
• in smoothies or juices
• like waffle or pancake topping.
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Conditions of Conservation and/or Use
Keep in a cool, dry place