Blueberries are one of the most nutritious and antioxidant-rich fruits in the world. Because the Health Ranger Store understands the importance of adding antioxidant-rich fruits to your diet, we’ve gone to great lengths to bring you new lots of ultra-clean, nutritious, freeze-dried organic blueberries!
Get the perfect snack you can enjoy all year round with Health Ranger Select Freeze-Dried Organic Whole Blueberries. Packed with essential nutrients, our freeze-dried organic blueberries can be eaten raw for a quick and crunchy snack or added to your favorite pies, muffins, pancakes, salads and baked goods.
Freeze drying preserves the taste, texture and nutrients of fresh produce better than other food preservation methods. Our freeze-dried organic whole blueberries are grown under strict organic standards and are extensively lab tested for glyphosate, heavy metals and microbiology. They are also non-GMO, vegan and certified Kosher.
A close relative of cranberries, huckleberries and bilberries, blueberries are tiny edible berries produced by a deciduous shrub that belongs to the heather family. While blueberries have only been cultivated as a domestic crop since the dawn of the 20th century, the Native Americans have known about the incredible health benefits of wild blueberries, or “star berries,” for hundreds of years. Today, blueberries are used in a wide variety of products, such as foods, cosmetics and pet products.
Organic blueberries contain high levels of important nutrients, such as dietary fiber; protein; folate; vitamins A, C and E; copper; magnesium; manganese; phosphorus and zinc. They also contain potent antioxidants, such as myricetin, resveratrol, quercetin and anthocyanins. Because blueberries are low in calories, fat and sodium, they make the ideal healthy snack and cooking ingredient for people looking for a flavorful boost in nutrition.
Like many other brightly colored fruits and berries, blueberries contain high levels of proanthocyanins, which are plant pigments that serve as antioxidants. A study that appeared in the Journal of Zhejiang University - Science B found that compared to other berries, blueberries have higher antioxidant activity and contain more of the many different types of antioxidants.
Some of the beneficial compounds in blueberries that possess powerful antioxidant properties include phenols, flavonoids, procyanidins, pterostilbene, chlorogenic acid, myricetin, resveratrol, quercetin and over 15 different anthocyanins. Blueberries also contain vitamins A, C and E – all of which are potent antioxidants that support healthy skin, eyes and immune system.
As a rich source of antioxidants, blueberries can help protect your body from oxidative stress and promote good overall health. Plus, blueberries are super delicious! Health Ranger Select Freeze-Dried Organic Whole Blueberries are grown under strict organic standards and undergo freeze drying to preserve their natural taste and nutrient content. This means that you can enjoy eating antioxidant-rich blueberries all year round.
Not all food drying methods are equal. Regular dehydration doesn't keep your produce fresh for nearly as long as freeze drying does, which means that many conventionally dried fruit snacks are laced with preservatives to prevent them from going bad. Freeze drying doesn't require the use of preservatives, which is why Health Ranger Select Freeze-Dried Organic Whole Blueberries are carefully freeze dried to preserve the original taste, texture and nutrient content of blueberries. This means that you can enjoy them at any time of year and still reap the benefits of all the nutrients they have to offer.
Freeze-dried blueberries are a purer and healthier option because:
They lock in nutrients and flavor better than foods preserved through other drying methods
They are lightweight and portable
They do not require refrigeration
They can easily be rehydrated
They retain the natural color, texture and taste of food
They are minimally processed
They retain maximum nutrition
They store better than berries that are dried using heat
A study that appeared in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reported that the beneficial phytonutrients and compounds in blueberries can support healthy cognitive function. Additionally, the flavonoids and antioxidants in blueberries can protect your brain from oxidative stress and promote optimal brain function.
SUPPORT HEALTHY CARDIOVASCULAR FUNCTION
Blueberries are a heart-healthy snack that is loaded with fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin B6, anthocyanins and other antioxidants and nutrients that support healthy cardiovascular function. Blueberries are also known to support healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range.
PROMOTE SENSIBLE WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PLANS
Blueberries are low in calories, fat and sodium but high in fiber, which can make you feel fuller for longer. This makes blueberries an ideal tool for supporting sensible weight management goals, especially when incorporated into a well-balanced diet that's supplemented with regular exercise.
PROMOTE HEALTHY IMMUNE FUNCTION
Vitamins A, C and E, as well as the numerous other antioxidants in blueberries, can support your body’s natural defenses against external threats. These antioxidants can also protect your body from oxidative stress and promote good overall health.
SUPPORT STRONG AND HEALTHY BONES
Blueberries contain a wide array of vitamins and minerals that are important for healthy bones. Some of these nutrients include calcium, manganese, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and vitamin K.
SUPPORT HEALTHY DIGESTIVE FUNCTION
A 15 g serving of Health Ranger Select Freeze-Dried Organic Whole Blueberries provides 2 g of dietary fiber. With this high fiber content, blueberries can promote a healthy digestive system.
SUPPORT HEALTHY, GLOWING SKIN
UPLIFT AND ELEVATE MOOD
Thanks to their abundance of antioxidant flavonoids, eating blueberries can have a positive impact on your mood. So, the next time you feel down, try munching on a handful of organic blueberries.
Blueberries are a nutrient powerhouse. They're loaded with vitamin C and other antioxidants that help protect your skin from damaging oxidative stress. They can also help maintain radiant, glowing skin.
Enhance your recipes with freeze-dried organic blueberries**
Health Ranger Select Freeze-Dried Organic Whole Blueberries can be added to nearly any recipe for a sweet and flavorful touch. Rich in antioxidants and essential nutrients, our freeze-dried organic blueberries can add a burst of nutrition to your pies, muffins, pancakes, salads and baked goods.
Health Ranger Select Freeze-Dried Organic Whole Blueberries are non-GMO, vegan and certified Kosher and organic. You can trust that our premium blueberries have undergone extensive lab testing for glyphosate, heavy metals and microbiology.