We’re all about the little ones, but we’re not talking babies this time.
Anthocyanins, the colour pigment in blueberries, are flavonoid compounds that are located in blueberry skin. The smaller the berry, the greater the amount of skin to volume and, therefore, the more bang for your berry!
Anthocyanins are antioxidants, which means they mop up free radicals that can be damaging to our cells. Also implicated to have anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and brain health benefits, these little weaning wins are berry good news.
A good source of vitamin C, Manganese and vitamin K too, they are the definition of small but mighty! 💡A berry boost! Our top tip is to turn your berries into compote or pop them in your porridge as it cooks. Not only does this mean you can use up any that are perhaps a little passed their best, but this increases the accessibility of the anthocyanins as the heat breaks apart the skin.