Are the nutrients in blueberries lost after cooked?


BlueberriesBlueberries are one of the foods rich in antioxidants that provide health benefits for the body. But if after processed into cooking, will blueberries lose nutrients?

According to a research from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, apparently the answer is no. Nutrient content in blueberries remain beneficial for the body.

“Usually nutrients in nutritious food is lost after it is cooked. We want to know if the same is true for blueberries, the result was negative. Blueberry remain nutritious despite heated or cooled,” says researcher Dr Michael Grusak, as quoted from Red Orbit.

In addition to how to cultivate blueberries, cooking time also not affects the nutrition in it.

Nonetheless, researchers still recommend to enjoy fresh blueberries. Because usually when it is processed into food, other ingredients such as sugar or oil is added.

The results subsequently published in the Journal of Berry Research.