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Anthocyanins quickly enter the blood

A study in the US found that anthocyanins can be absorbed after the consumption of a high-fat meal.  In the study, freeze-dried blueberry powder containing 25 individual anthocyanins was used and nineteen of the 25 anthocyanins present in the blueberries were detected in human blood serum. Furthermore, the appearance of total anthocyanins in the serum […]

By |9th July 2015|health|Comments Off on Anthocyanins quickly enter the blood

Anthocyanins may prevent cancer

Anthocyanins are pigments that various plants a deep red, purple and blue colour. The best source of them are dark coloured berries such as acai, blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, cranberries, cherries, raspberry  and many more.  Other plant sources include the deep purple of eggplant skins, red cabbage, blood orange and various types of olive.

The point of […]

By |7th July 2015|health, products|1 Comment

The many health benefits of anthocyanins

Dr. Ray Sahelian is a writer on natural health and has sold more than one million books.  Writing on his website notes some of the benefits of anthocyanins to be in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, blood pressure, cancer, abnormal levels of cholesterol, declining vision, gastritis, leukemia, and Parkinson’s disease.

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By |6th July 2015|health|0 Comments

Anthocyanins and anthocyanidins

Anthocyanins are a very large group of red-blue plant pigments. Anthocyanins occur in all higher plants, mostly in flowers and fruits but also in leaves, stems, and roots. In these parts they are found predominantly in outer cell layers. The amounts are relatively large: one kilogram of blackberry for example contains approximately 1.15 gram, and […]

By |29th June 2015|health|0 Comments

Variations in anthocyanin content amongst different types of blueberry

A 1999 report from various Canadian institutions found that there were variations in the anthocyanin content of various types of blueberry but that all have powerful anti oxidant properties.

Read the report here : http://pubs.aic.ca/doi/pdf/10.4141/P99-009

By |21st May 2015|health|Comments Off on Variations in anthocyanin content amongst different types of blueberry

Freezing blueberries has little effect on anthocyanin content

A study from the University of Nitra in Slovakia found that freezing has little effect on the anthocyanin properties of bluecrop blueberries – which make up a significant portion of the content of our products. It seems that the anthocyanin in frozen fruits becomes more easily extractable. In this test, there was a 16.7% average […]

By |20th May 2015|health|10 Comments

Antioxidant capacity and health benefits of fruits and vegetables

The polyphenolic components present within blueberries may have multiple health benefits which at this point are difficult to understand. The potential beneficial effects of the high antioxidant capacity and protection of cells from free radical attack seem clear, but other possible effects which might be independent of antioxidant effects remain open to question. Anthocyanins in […]

By |31st July 2012|health|0 Comments

Anthocyanins in Cardiovascular Disease

Advances in Nutrion in an article entitled Anthocyanins in Cardiovascular Disease by Taylor C. Wallace noted that whereas much still has to be done in relation to the effect anthocyanins have on cardio vascular disease, it is clear that that effect is very positive.  However, the report notes that large-scale, long-term, randomized, placebo-controlled human trials […]

By |31st July 2012|health|0 Comments

Why anti oxidants?

You have probably read a lot about anti oxidants and why you need an anti oxidant diet but do you know what that means?  Basically it is an unpaired electron!  Still confused?  Try reading this article which is very easy to understand :


Note that you need to get anti oxidants from real food – not […]

By |31st July 2012|health|0 Comments

Anthocyanins have anti tumour effect

A 1997 study in Japan found that bioflavonoids extracted from red soybeans were effective in inhibiting the growth of tumours in vitro and in prolonging the life of mice.

For an extract of the study see : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10851476


By |7th May 2011|health|Comments Off on Anthocyanins have anti tumour effect