These healthy, tasty little powerhouses are the crowning ingredient in many of our most popular muffins. So we thought we’d take this opportunity – during National Blueberry Month, the peak of North America’s blueberry harvest – to sing blueberries’ praises.
Here are just a few reasons blueberries are so great:
Powerful Antioxidant. The USDA ranks blueberries high on the list of foods containing the most antioxidants. Antioxidants work to neutralize unstable molecules in our bodies (called “free radicals”) that are linked to cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Packed with Vitamin C. Just one serving gives you 25 percent of your daily requirement, which helps form collagen in the body, maintain healthy gums and capillaries, promote iron absorption and build a healthy immune system.
Low Calorie, High Fiber. One cup of blueberries has just 80 calories, no fat, and a healthy 3.5 grams of dietary fiber.
How much does Uncle Wally’s love blueberries? Let us count the ways:
- Rich & Moist Blueberry Muffins
- Rich & Moist Blueberry Streusel Mini Muffins
- Low Fat Blueberry Muffins
- Blueberry Snack Muffins
- Quaker Oats Blueberry Muffins
- Pillsbury Gluten Free Muffins
SOURCE: U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council