Organic Blueberry Powder
Succulent and sweet, blueberries are one of the most popular fruit treats of the summer season. It’s one of those fruits you can eat fresh, not just in cakes, jams and preserves. They can also be found in products like blueberry powder and dried blueberries.
But it’s not just their taste and versatility that makes them distinctive, but also its nutritional value. And this nutritional density is something that would really surprise you.
What is it?
You may not find it hard to look for blueberries as they are often included in so many dishes, but they are actually unique. Blueberries are interestingly the only blue food in existence. Some blueberries though, have a deep purple-black color. The size of the fruit ranges from pea to marble size.
You will also find blueberries coated in a whitish-gray covering which serves as the fruit’s protective layer.
A native of North America, these cute little blue rounded fruits have so many species concentrated in North America than any other place in the world. There are three main types of blueberries: lowbush, which can also be found in Asia and the Mediterranean, rabbitseye and highbush, which can only be exclusively found in North America.
For so many centuries, the only way to enjoy blueberries is to find them in the wild. It was only in the 20th century when scientists were able to unravel the mysteries of cultivating blueberries that commercial growing of this fruit began.
Now, this relative of the azalea and rhododendron from the Heath family can now be enjoyed all throughout the year in most continents. There are also products like blueberry powder and dried blueberries. This berry also climbed up the ladder and placed second of the most commonly eaten berries in the US next to strawberries.
For something bursting with flavour and juices as blueberries, it’s amazing to know it is also packed with so many nutrients. This fruit has been linked to a reduction of so many lifestyle-related diseases. Some of these health claims need further research to be conclusive, but it is certain that:
Blueberries help maintain healthy bones. There is a significant amount of Vitamin K, iron, calcium, manganese, zinc and magnesium which can be found in blueberries. These minerals contribute to a number of bone functions. Vitamin K helps the body absorb calcium while calcium itself promotes strong bones. Zinc and iron play a role in maintaining the elasticity of the joints.
Blueberries promote cardiovascular health. Most research on blueberries is geared toward its support on cardiovascular health. Studies show that people who ingest a cup or two of blueberries a day over the course of one to three months show the following improvements: decrease in total cholesterol, protection of the blood vessel walls, improvement of blood fat, reduction of systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and decrease in triglycerides. This is because blueberries contain an enzyme called nitric oxide synthase, Vitamin C, phytonutrients, fiber and Vitamin B6 which help decrease the risks of developing heart problems. There are also studies that indicate blueberries and blueberry powder might just help in managing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, promoting weight loss and better eyesight, slowing down the signs of aging, improving cognitive functions, memory and a healthy digestion.
Impact Foods can provide a consistent supply of organic blueberry powder in bulk, private label and white label. We can also deliver to any place in the UK and all throughout Europe.