Are Blueberries Good For You?
Blueberries are always a good idea in your favourite sweet treats — who could say no to a blueberry muffin, after all? — but is the fruit itself good for you? Read on to find out its nutritional benefits.
What are blueberries?
Blueberries are a species of berry grown on shrubs. They are native to North America though they are now grown commercially and eaten around the world. Blueberries are in season from June in the UK, making them a distinctly summery fruit.
Do blueberries have nutritional value?
Blueberries were touted as a ‘superfood’ due to its many nutritional benefits, including
- Good source of vitamin C
- High in antioxidants — in fact, it’s considered to have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruit and vegetables
- Great source of fibre
- Contains anthocyanins, which protect and preserve collagen
Are blueberries good for you?
Blueberries are indeed very good for you, and it could be worth adding to your next shop for its high antioxidant content and vitamins, which can help prevent cardiovascular disease. It’s a worthwhile fruit to include in a balanced diet — and they taste great.
Got more questions about your favourite fruits and vegetables? Let us know in the comments below.
by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.