Vaccinium berries encompass a wide variety of berries that are all rich in vital minerals and vitamins. The amount of calories, carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutritional content differs with each berry type. However, most vaccinium berries contain little to no protein.
Vaccinium refers to a large genus of shrubs that includes various berry-producing plants. Several popular and widely consumed berries such as cranberries, huckleberries, lingonberries, and even blueberries, all belong to the category of vaccinium shrubs.
Check out our other berry descriptions for more detailed uses and benefits of each of the different vaccinium berries. But no matter which vaccinium berry you choose, the following health benefits are common to all of them.
The Benefits of Vaccinium Berries
1. Reduce the Risk of Heart Attacks
Most vaccinium berries, especially blueberries are rich in vitamin C, folate, fiber, potassium, and phytonutrient content. These elements promote a healthy heart by regulating blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart diseases. These berries also lower bad cholesterol levels.
Study: Clinical research has shown that if consumed daily, anthocyanins in blueberries can reduce a person’s risk of a heart attack by 32%.
2. Control Diabetes
A study has shown that the composition of Vaccinium berries can lower blood sugar levels and help patients with type 2 diabetes.
3. Prevent Urinary Tract Infections
Some vaccinium berries like cranberries are highly effective in preventing as well as treating urinary tract infections (UTIs).
4. Anti-Cancer Properties
Compounds like solasonine and solamargine in huckleberries can reduce the growth of cancerous cells and relieve pain.
Check out this amazing recipe with vaccinium berries.
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