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Wild Blueberries are the Top Fruit on Health Magazine’s “Hot List” of 20 Power Foods
According to Health Magazine, Wild Blueberries are a “Power Food” ranking as the top fruit on the March “Hot List” of foods with high antioxidant capacity.
Health’s “Hot List” is comprised of foods that ranked highest in a recent study conducted by USDA’s Dr. Ronald Prior, analyzing antioxidant capacity of commonly available fruits and vegetables. According to the research, Wild Blueberries are highest in antioxidant capacity per serving, compared with more than 20 other fruits. (Source: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 52:4026-4037, 2004.) The study showed that a one-cup serving of Wild Blueberries had higher antioxidant capacity than a serving of other popular fruits such as cranberries, strawberries, prunes, raspberries, and even cultivated blueberries. The recent USDA work represents the most comprehensive study of antioxidant capacity using the most advanced technology in this area, known as the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) measure.
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“In addition to their great taste and potential health benefits, Frozen Wild Blueberries offer tremendous value in terms of their price stability,” he continued. “While imported, fresh, cultivated blueberries are higher priced during the off-season, Frozen Wild Blueberries are consistently affordable and are now readily available in supermarket freezer cases nationwide.”
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