Created by: Lily Calderwood, PhD, Extension Wild Blueberry Specialist, Brogan Tooley, Research Assistant, Reviewed by Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, PhD, FACN, Professor of Clinical Nutrition Given the strong interest in the health benefits of wild blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait) and the creation of new wild blueberry products, this factsheet serves as a chemical composition summary for ...
Wild Blueberries Wyman's 1 cup 60.2 calories 18.0 grams carbs 0 grams fat 0 grams protein 6.0 grams fiber 0 mg cholesterol 0 grams saturated fat 0 mg sodium 10.0 grams sugar 0 grams trans fat grams cup
Wild blueberry is the official fruit of Maine. Blueberries are an excellent source of essential nutrients, such as vitamins C and K and manganese, and a good source of dietary fiber. In addition, blueberries are abundant of phyto-components, such as flavonoids, which are responsible for berries' antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.
As I show at 2:52 in my video, you can get the same effect from wild blueberries, though: about a one-and-a-half-point bump in artery function two hours after blueberry consumption. This effect peaks then plateaus at about one and a half cups of blueberries, with two and a half cups and three and a half cups showing no further benefits.
Wild blueberry muffin mix General mills, betty crocker, dry 1 serving 128.4 calories 26.0 grams carbs 1.8 grams fat 2.1 grams protein 0 grams fiber 0 mg cholesterol 0.4 grams saturated fat 186 mg sodium 12.7 grams sugar 0 grams trans fat
Blueberry-related improvements in long-term spatial memory of rodents is widely reported (29, 105– 108). Cognitive benefits of blueberries in tasks that engaged working memory and learning are also documented (105, 108, 109). Blueberry supplementation protected middle-aged mice from deficits in cognitive performance related to a high-fat diet .
Blueberries nutrition profile is rich in anthocyanin antioxidants which have proven health benefits against infections, aging, and cancer. Calories-57/100 g, Vitamin C-9.7 mg (16% DV), folates-6 μg (1.5% DV), vitamin A-54 IU (2% DV), riboflavin-0.041 mg (3% DV). These North American continent native berries are rich source of many health-benefiting nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins.
The blueberry is native to North America and is part of the genus Vaccinium. This genus includes loganberries, cranberries, and huckleberries. You get wild blueberries and cultivated ones. The wild ones creep along the ground and are smaller in size, which means there is more skin. More skin means more antioxidants.
Wild blueberries are also the most powerful brain food in existence, the most potent prebiotic there is, and a star at restoring the liver. Essentially, this fruit offers a benefit unobtainable from any other source for every part of the body. There is more information in one wild blueberry plant than there is on the entire Internet.
Wild Blueberries are great cooked down into a sauce with a bit of water and balsamic vinegar as a topping over roasted pork. They can also be used to make chia blueberry seed jam to spread on toast. Mix them into yogurt and granola, or throw them into a smoothie. —Taken from “Talking ‘Superfoods’ with Nutrition Expert Regan Jones.”