Full in antioxidants

ANDEAN BLUEBERRIES

Scientific name: Vaccinium meridionale

The wild agraz (Vaccinium meridionale), also called mortiño, camueza or vichacha or andean blueberries, in some places where it is grown, is a plant in the Ericaceae family of blueberries. Known as forest fruit, previously considered a scrub, the agraz is now estimated for the antioxidant values ​​of its fruit, given its high anthocyanin content.

Due to its high content of polyphenols (anthocyanins), this is the fruit with the highest antioxidant potential, in relation to the rest of tropical fruits, and its use is used to treat some diseases such as cerebrovascular accidents and neurodegenerative diseases. Experts say that people who consume high amounts of polyphenols and anthocyanins in food have a lower risk of contracting cancer, heart disease and some other neurological diseases. Alternative practitioners recommend that overweight patients obtain blueberry intake to obtain the desired weight.

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