Blueberry powder is a superstar in the functional food world due to its high antioxidant properties. It is a power-packed addition to foods, beverages and nutraceutical products.
Over 20 years ago, researchers at the USDA published a benchmark research paper using a novel assay to measure the “antioxidant capacity” of various fruits and vegetables—the ability of the phytochemical compounds in these foods to help scavenge the free radicals in our bodies that cause damage to our cells. The research reported that blueberries were the highest in antioxidant capacity of all the fruits and vegetables tested at the time.
The term “antioxidant” became closely associated with blueberries and has remained a highly influential “top of mind” driver of awareness, interest, and use of blueberries in all types of food.
All blueberries around the world are from the Vaccinium family. This includes the highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum), the lowbush or “wild” blueberry (Vaccinium angusitfolium), and even the European bilberry (Vaccinium myrtilles).
Blueberry Health Benefits
- High in antioxidant capacity
- Help maintain brain function and improve memory
- Known as “The Brain Berry”
- Anti-inflammation properties
- Prebiotic qualities for gut health
- Anti-aging properties
Blueberry Powder Phytonutrient Profile
- Recognized for multiple forms of anthocyanins
- Range of phytochemical, flavonoids including chlorogenic acid, caempferol, cyricetin, p-coumaric acid, quercitin, proanthocyanidins.
Milled Blueberry Fiber
Pure blueberry pomace; dried, milled, and sifted into powder.
Organic Wild Blueberry Powder
Dried organic wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustofolium) containing a standardized polyphenol and anthocyanin content.
Wild Blueberry Powder
Dried wild blueberry (Vaccinium angustofolium) containing a standardized anthocyanin content