manganese, Raw, Uncategorized, vitamin C

Eat dark blue.

I am often told that buying berries is economically silly: you buy too little for too much.

I will not dwell on the value of preferring to invest in less needed and healthful choices, spending a lot on vanity items, while advancing the above-mentioned argument. Instead, I will focus on demonstrating one simply fact: when you spend on berries, buying “too little” is never the case.

A cup of blackberries contains half the daily requirement of vitamin C. Blackberries are rich in vitamin K, B, and manganese. They have among the highest ORAC (oxygen radical absorbent capacity), along with pinto beans, prunes, plums, and cranberries. Their seeds are rich in omega 3 and 6 fats, some protein, and fiber. They contain ellagic acid which is known to inhibit the DNA binding of some carcinogens.

Blueberries contain plenty of the same micronutrients, as well as phytochemicals established to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Too little? :)……

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