What are the health benefits?
Despite being small, blueberries are incredibly nutrient-dense and high in fiber. They have one of the highest antioxidant levels of fruits and vegetables, and are composed mainly of flavonoid antioxidants. Along with the other free radical-fighting antioxidants, flavonoids are associated with anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties as well as can help fight against cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Studies suggest just one cup of blueberries a day can help reduce blood pressure, heart disease, and even have anti-diabetes effects by lowering blood sugar levels!
How to thaw:
To defrost frozen blueberries and other berries, simply place the desired amount in a resealable plastic bag and place in your refrigerator overnight. If you didn’t prepare in advance, simply place the desired amount of berries in a bowl and cover with cold water for 5 minutes. If the berries are still slightly frozen, drain the water and then add more cold water and let them sit for another 5 minutes.