Fun Blueberry & Pomegranate Facts

Fun Blueberry & Pomegranate Facts

Gather round, we’ve got a new addition to our apple cider vinegar family - our Apple Cider Vinegar with Blueberry & Pomegranate! This new product has a great and unique taste, we think apple cider vinegar shouldn’t make you wince when you drink it or be something you have to hype yourself up to take a diluted shot of in the morning. We want the experience of drinking ACV to be enjoyable. So why did we choose blueberry and pomegranate as our next ACV product? Read on to find out more...

Blueberries

Name & Origin of Blueberries:

Blueberries, also scientifically known as Vaccinium Myrtillus, were the OG superfood. Basically, they were one of the first fruits to be labelled a ‘superfood’. How badass is that? [1]

Despite being native to North America, there are so many different varieties of blueberries growing across the world. Blueberries are diverse and international - what other fruit can say that? [2]

Blueberries that are cultivated are most common and taste the sweetest (so look out for them in the shops). The last thing you want is a sour blueberry.[3]

Nutritional Information:

Blueberries have an ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) value of 4669. Now in normal terms, this means it is a very powerful antioxidant in comparison to other fruits.[4]

They are super high in Vitamin C and provide a natural source of it if you’re not into taking tablet supplements.[5]

Ever wondered why blueberries are blue? Not to get super scientific on you but they’re high in anthocyanins and ellagic acid which is responsible for the blue colouring.[6]

Blueberries are also a great snack if you’re watching what you eat as they are low in calories and around 100g serving gives you 1.5g fibre. [7]

Recipes:

Not only is blueberry a nutritional hotspot, but it also makes for a tasty addition to meals here are some recipes to try out below:

No-Bake Layered Blueberry Cheesecake - Fresh blueberries make this recipe all that much better. This is an OSU twist on a traditional classic. This cheesecake features a creamy filling with an oaty base all topped off with a fruity jam, frozen berries, and chopped almonds.

Blueberry & Banana Smoothie Bowl - This refreshing and filling smoothie bowl is jam-packed with fresh blueberries which add not only nutrients but an amazing taste. This dish also has bananas, coconut milk, almonds, walnuts, and sesame seeds.  

Pomegranates

Name & Origin of Pomegranates:

Pomegranates have a middle eastern origin as they derive from Persia. They, very quickly, spread across the world and once they reached China they were called “The Chinese Apple”. What a lovely name for a lovely fruit! [8]

So where does the name ‘pomegranate’ come from you wonder? Its medieval Latin “pomum granatum” meaning the apple of many seeds.[9] 

Back in the day, pomegranates were used as a symbol of fertility, prosperity, and abundance. Oh yeah, pomegranates were kind of a big deal back then. [10]

Nutritional Information:

Pomegranates are a good source of fibre and vitamin C. Not only are they delicious, but they’re also a good source of nutrition.[11]

Blueberries have an ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) value of 4479, this means it is a powerful antioxidant. [12]

Those sweet seeds you love to eat? They’re called arils which are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Pomegranate seeds bring not only a refreshing taste but a load of fibre too! [13]

Recipes:

Blueberry Pancakes With Raspberry Yoghurt & Fresh Berries - These light and fluffy pancakes feature our blueberry & pomegranate apple cider vinegar which adds a fruity taste to these pancakes. You can further enjoy this meal with a side of pomegranate seeds. 

Frozen Berries & Lime Spritz Drink - This fizzy drink features a whole load of berries! Cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, the list goes on! You can even add a few pomegranate seeds for some extra flavour to this already tasty drink. 

After reading all these interesting facts we just know you’re dying to try our new Apple Cider Vinegar with Blueberry & Pomegranate. Well worry no more, get your own bottle of our amazing ACV here! 

References:

  1. https://www.superfoodly.com/orac-values/
  2. https://www.invitehealth.com/Article-Berries-Brain-Nicole-Crane.html 
  3. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/health-benefits-blueberries 
  4. https://www.superfoodly.com/orac-values/
  5. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/health-benefits-blueberries 
  6. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-proven-benefits-of-blueberries
  7. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/health-benefits-blueberries
  8. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318385
  9. https://www.invitehealth.com/Article-Berries-Brain-Nicole-Crane.html 
  10. https://www.nytimes.com/1979/10/31/archives/pomegranates-rich-in-history-and-taste.html
  11. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/health-benefits-pomegranate 
  12. https://www.superfoodly.com/orac-values/
  13. https://www.nytimes.com/1979/10/31/archives/pomegranates-rich-in-history-and-taste.html