Similar to regular blueberries, wild blueberries pack a powerful punch, but with two times the antioxidants. They're an excellent source of manganese, with just a cup giving you 200% of your daily recommended value. The deep blue color not only adds a beautiful hue to your NutriBlasts, but marks the presence of anthocyanins, special antioxidants with powerful health benefits. Wild blueberries have been found to reverse short-term memory loss and improve motor skills, while their high levels of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help protect the heart. They've also been shown to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Wild blueberries are available fresh or frozen, but are more commonly found frozen. They're frozen within 24 hours of harvesting, locking in nutrients and flavor at their peak of freshness. Find them in your supermarket's frozen fruit section. When opting for fresh, look for small, pea-size berries sold in clear containers. Both fresh and frozen options should include just one ingredient: wild blueberries. Avoid any berries that list other ingredients, as these are often added sugars and preservatives that take away from their nutritional content.
Calcium 2.4% Iron 4.5%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 1.2%
Thiamin 2.8% Riboflavin 0.6%
Niacin 4.3% Vitamin B-6 1.4%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Phosphorus 1.8%
Magnesium 2.5% Zinc 6.3%