Benefits Of Blueberry

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Benefits Of Blueberry


Blueberries are flowering shrubs that are native to North America. Fruits of the plant are actually false berries with small crowns towards the end, and characterized by sweet taste, piquant aroma and indigo blue color. Often, they have different levels of acidity, which imparts a tangy flavor to the fruit. Even though, the plant originated in North America, it is now cultivated across the globe, including Australia, New Zealand and South American countries. Packed with nutrients and antioxidants, blueberries are also used to manufacture a variety of consumer goods like purée, juice, dried berries, jellies, jams, pies and muffins. Read on to know more about blueberry, including the nutritional value and various health benefits associated with eating the fruit.


Nutritional Value of Raw Blueberries
Given below is the amount of nutrients present in 148g of the raw fruit.

· Energy - 84 Kcal
· Protein - 1.1 g

  • Fat - 0.49 g
  • Carbohydrate - 21.45g
  • Fiber - 3.6 g
  • Calcium - 9 mg
  • Iron - 0.41 mg
  • Magnesium - 9 mg
  • Phosphorus -18 mg
  • Potassium - 114 mg
  • Sodium -1 mg
  • Zinc - 0.24 mg
  • Copper - 0.084 mg
  • Manganese - 0.497 mg
  • Selenium - 0.1 mcg
  • Vitamin C -14.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.055 mg
  • Riboflavin - 0.061 mg
  • Niacin - 0.619 mg
  • Panthothenic Acid - 0.184 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.077 mg
  • Folate - 9 mcg
  • Vitamin B12 - 0mcg
  • Vitamin A - 80 IU
  • Vitamin E - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin K - 28.6 mcg
 

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Health & Nutritional Benefits of Eating Blueberry

  • Blueberries are powerful antioxidants and hence prevent cancer-causing cell damage of the body.
  • Due to their antioxidant power, blueberries also reduce the changes brought about by various age-related diseases.
  • Eating blueberries helps to preserve vision. The compound anthocyanoside present in the fruit helps to slow down visual loss.
  • Eating blueberries also prevent different problems related to urinary tract infections.
  • The high percentage of Anthocyanins present in the fruit combats E. Coli.
  • The antioxidant named Pterostilbene in blueberries helps to reduce cholesterol.
  • Blueberries also protect the brain from oxidative stress and reduce the effects of Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
  • Diets rich in blueberries augment learning capability and memory power.
  • Kaempferol present in blueberries reduces the risk of ovarian cancer in females.
  • Consuming blueberries curbs problems related to diarrhea and constipation.
  • Blueberries also contain tannins, which act as astringents in the digestive system and help to reduce inflammation.
 

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