Microwaving Increases Anti-Oxidants In Blueberries

Do you love eating blueberries but are concerned about the levels of pesticide residue in fresh produce and can’t afford to buy the fresh organic variety? Several brands of organic blueberries are now available both through supermarkets and health food shops with a frozen section.

If you’re worried that you won’t be getting as much antioxidant bang for your buck when eating frozen blueberries, you can rest assured that science has actually proven that the frozen variety has even more antioxidant levels, provided you cook them. In particular, a study looking at the polyphenols in berries found that microwaving increases anti-oxidants in blueberries.