With 80 calories per cup, virtually no fat and low in sodium, blueberries offer many nutritional benefits. In just one serving, you can get 14 mg of Vitamin C – almost 25 percent of your daily requirement. With 3.6 grams of fiber per serving, blueberries help you meet your daily recommended intake of fiber which may reduce the risk of heart disease and adds bulk to your diet, which may help you feel full faster. Blueberries are high in manganese which helps your body process cholesterol and nutrients such as carbohydrates and protein. They are an easy and healthful ingredient that enhances just about any dish.
Fresh or Frozen?
Fresh or frozen work equally well – from oatmeal and cereal to smoothies and waffles, blueberries are a basic ingredient when it comes to breakfast. Frozen blueberries sometimes work better in baking because they help prevent sinking and are less likely to burst during cooking.