Who doesn´t love blueberries and muffins? I find these two an amazing combination! I prepared for you a bit untraditional recipe of blueberry muffins. But first, I want to bring up facts why this amazing fruit is super food!
Blueberries are rich in natural anti-oxidants. These round blue-purple berries have long been attributed to wellness of domestic people living around subarctic regions in the Northern hemisphere.
There are 2 kinds of blueberries: High-bush blueberry and Low-bush blueberry.
High-bush blueberry grows up to 3-4 metres in cultivated orchards and bears clusters of small, cream-white flowers during spring, which later develop into tiny berries after about two months. In the wild, high bush-blueberry is found on the edges of lakes, ponds, and streams.
Low-bush blueberry is a short plant that grows about 60cm in height and spread through underground soil.
Health benefits of blueberries
- Low in Calories – 100 g of blueberries contain only about 57 calories.
- Rich in Nutrients – Blueberries are rich in dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and pigment anti-oxidants that contribute towards optimum health and wellness.
- The highest anti-oxidant – Blueberries are among the highest anti-oxidant value fruits. The ORAC value of 100 g fresh blueberry is 5562 TE (Trolex equivalents).
- Rich in Vitamins and Minerals – Blueberries contain vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E, lots of potassium, manganese, copper, iron and zinc.
- Helps lower blood sugar – Chlorogenic acid in blueberries help lower blood sugar levels and control blood-glucose levels in type-II diabetes condition.
I like using blueberries in my recipes. Check out more recipes where I used these berries below:
Check out my Blueberry Muffins Recipe below. This recipe takes you only half an hour to prepare. These blueberry muffins are great as a healthy treat or snack.
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