A little blue powerhouse
Earthbound Farm Organic Blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese, which plays a role in bone health, blood sugar regulation and fat and carbohydrate digestion. They’re also a good source of fiber.
Blueberries are antioxidant powerhouses, outperforming over 50 different fruits and vegetables in their capacity to destroy free radicals. The antioxidants found in this fruit are responsible for its distinct blue color, and, when consumed as part of a healthy diet, may play a role in reducing the risk of certain chronic diseases. Try adding these little berries to a spinach salad, or eat with other produce that contains iron, as the vitamin C in blueberries helps the body absorb the iron found in plants.
Why choose organic blueberries?
Domestic blueberries are #13 (and imported blueberries are #22) on the Environmental Working Group's “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides,” a list of produce that carries the most pesticide residues when grown conventionally. You can lower your dietary exposure to pesticides substantially by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables, and choosing organic for those items instead.
At Earthbound Farm, we raise our delicate organic blueberries without toxic synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, using sustainable farming methods that protect the environment and help keep pesticides out of our soil, air, water, and food supply. So choose organic blueberries to help keep our food and our planet healthier — we think you’ll agree that organic blueberries taste better, too!
WhatsOnMyFood.org from the Pesticide Action Network shows you searchable results for fruits like blueberries and a wide range of other organic and conventional foods. It’s an easy-to-use and empowering tool for learning about pesticide residues and their health effects for all of us.
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