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Blueberries, The Benefits

10 Benefits of Blueberries – Backed by Science Blueberries are an amazing fruit, both in terms of flavour and their incredible nutritional profile. They’re jam packed with antioxidants - polyphenols, catechins, flavonols - along with lots of essential vitamins and nutrients. Blueberries are actually rated at a 9,621 on the ORAC scale. The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) measures the efficacy of a certain food or herb on preventing oxidation. This makes them one of the highest scoring foods in terms of antioxidants in the entire world. A cup of blueberries also includes the following nutrients Manganese (25 percent of your daily value) This trace mineral helps promote the production of healthy bones, along with keeping blood pressure regulated. Fiber (14 percent of your daily value) Fiber is very important. It is digested differently than other nutrients - it remains largely unchanged until it hits the large intestine, where the intestinal flora consume it and

Blueberry Sauce Recipe - Gluten Free

A good recipe to start off - this one you can slather on whatever you like. It works well as a replacement for cranberry sauce on turkey, it can be used in place of jam on toast. You can drown your pancakes with it. It even works as a topping for ice cream! Fresh or frozen blueberries make this meal equally as delicious, so you can use your stored blueberries for this one. It’s a quick prep and quick cook time, so you can’t go wrong with this one. You’ll need: 2 cups of blueberries. They can be from the freezer or fresh. A quarter cup of water. A cup of orange juice. Three quarters of a cup of white sugar A quarter cup of water Three tablespoons of corn starch Half a teaspoon of almond extract An eighth teaspoon of cinnamon The method: Grab a saucepan. Put in the blueberries, your quarter cup of water (make sure it’s cold), orange juice, and sugar. Over medium heat, stir gently until the ingredients are brought to a boil. Next, mix the cornstarch and an