Blueberries, the super food in the world.
It is a nutrient-dense food which means there are not a lot of calories in blueberries, but they pack in a great amount of vitamins and minerals for your body.
Discover how this little fruit can help your health in big ways.
Amazing Blueberries Nutrition Facts
The highest antioxidant value
Poly-phenolic anthocyanidin compounds such as chlorogenic acid, tannins, myricetin, quercetin, kaempferol, carotene-ß, lutein, and zeaxanthin contain antioxidative or antibacterial properties. It protects cells against damage from disease-linked free radicals. Therefore, it helps anti-aging, may inhibit tumor growth, cancers and decreases inflammation.
Blueberries also contain folate, which plays an important role in DNA synthesis, repair and cell growth. It is a critical nutrient in per-pregnacy and first three month of pregnancy as it helps to prevent neural tube defect.
Lower blood sugar levels
Blueberries contain chlorogenic acid which is an antioxidant in plants. It helps lower blood sugar levels and and control blood-glucose levels in type-II diabetes mellitus condition.
Vitamin and minerals rich
Blueberries carry vitamin-C, vitamin-A and vitamin-E to help limit free radical mediated injury to your body. It also has B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin, pyridoxine, folates, and pantothenic acid. These vitamins help in the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
Blueberries contain iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and vitamin K. These minerals and vitamins help to building and maintaining bone and joints structure and strength.
Potassium helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Both Copper and Iron are required for the red blood cell production and formation.
We are a blueberry farm in New Zealand. Come to our farm during December and January to Pick Your Own (PYO) blueberries. Click to learn more about Summer Activities at Lavender Backyard Garden.
Our delicious blueberry jams are made from whole fruit and cooked in open pans.
You can taste whole blueberry fruits while you are enjoying the jam.
Give yourself a special treat: Blueberry jam with a hint of lavender.
It is a good mixture of ingredients which include whole fruit blueberries that bursts with different flavors when it reaches your mouth. The sweetness of blueberries combined with the soft scent of lavender makes your breakfast pleasant when on toast.