13 Oct Anthocyanins in blueberries.
What are anthocyanins?
Anthocyanins are a group of water-soluble plant pigments, present in vegetables and fruits and in many cases are responsible for their color.
The development of technology to extract anthocyanins from blueberries has intensified, not only due to their pictorial or natural coloring qualities, but also due to their possible therapeutic and beneficial effects for human health, among which are the reduction of coronary diseases, anticancer, antitumor, anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic effects.
Blueberries and blueberry products have high nutritional value, especially due to their high content of anthocyanins. These are powerful antioxidants and have a high capacity to scavenge free radicals. Thus, blueberries and blueberry products have been attractive to consumers interested in functional foods.
These antioxidants are what make this small fruit one of the skin’s best allies, as they help improve its health and appearance through anthocyanins, which stimulate circulatory flow and facilitate the arrival of oxygen and nutrients to the skin. skin, making it look brighter and healthier.
At the same time, it acts as a powerful stain remover, since many of these skin alterations are caused by free radicals, which are combated by the antioxidants found in blueberries.
In addition, anthocyanins also help stabilize the collagen matrix, helping skin appear firmer and younger.
Therefore, it does not matter how these blueberries are consumed: naturally, in juice, in a salad or yogurt.