Blueberries- Cook them & they’re still a Superfood!

Posted: November 13, 2013 in blueberries, fruit, Health, nutrition, sujon
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DID YOU KNOW… that blueberries are still a superfood after baking?

Blueberries are rich in health-giving polyphenols, and the best way to eat them is when they are fresh or frozen. However some don’t like the taste of this fruit, and so cook them, put them in the juicer or eat them in a muffin.

But what happens to the level of polyphenols when you do? Juicing or canning the berries reduce their polyphenol levels by 20 per cent, but only around 10 per cent is lost when you bake them or eat them in a muffin. Researchers aren’t sure why, but they think the yeast acts as a stabilizing agent that protects the polyphenols.

So there you go, still a healthy berry fruit with loads of nutritional value even once its been baked into a tasty muffin :-)

Blueberries - Still a superfood even after baking! - Another sujon.co.nz articleSource: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2013; 131025155800004). http://www.wddty.com/blueberries-are-still-a-superfood-even-after-baking.html

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