Every year, the anticipation of the summer fruits are always welcomed but now, the Blueberry Dark Balsamic Vinegar allows everyone to enjoy it year round. It has a great blueberry aroma, crisp and very tart flavor with a mild sweetness. It’s richly concentrated like all of our infusions, so when mixing, start with a little or use the 2:1 TBS EVOO to a balsamic. This summer rich flavor is great for dressings, dessert sauces or as a marinade for your steaks, chicken, pork, and ideal for wild game. Imagine a simple reduction over warm Brie or Camembert.
Let your inner chef out to play!
Fruit and spice is really nice! Try pairing Blueberry Dark Balsamic with Harissa Seasoning Infused Olive Oil, for an African beat or Herb de Provence Infused Olive Oil for a more Mediterranean vibe or keep is simply sweet and tangy with Meyer Lemon Infused Olive Oil. For “tutti frutti” fun blend with any one or several of the other berry infused dark balsamic vinegars, like Blackberry Ginger, Strawberry and Raspberry Infused Dark Balsamic Vinegar. Transform a cup of ice cream, a slice of poundcake or crepes with a rich and tangy caramel sweet dark balsamic reduction.
Trace elements are the tiny cogs in the working wheels of an efficient immune system. Vitamins are necessary for energy production, immune function, blood clotting and other functions, while minerals play an important role in growth, bone health, fluid balance and several other processes. Small but mighty, these trace vitamins, minerals and polyphenols are only needed in minute amounts to support health and growth, but are often missing from our meals. Getting them from multiple sources ensures that your daily meals are truly health supporting.
Blueberries: One of the Berry “Superfoods” that includes blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. The blue in blueberries is the pigment caused by anthocyanin, a flavonoid in the polyphenol family. These are robust contributors to heart health, bone strength, skin health, blood pressure, an mental acuity. They are anti-diabetic and anticancer. They are rich in vitamins and minerals including beta- carotene (vitamin A), ascorbic acid (vitamin C), vitamin E and folate (vitamin B9), calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, zinc, copper and choline. Phenolic compounds, quercetin, kaempferol, myricetin, and chlorogenic acid contribute to the antioxidant capacity of blueberries.
Berries are super power antioxidants, rich in a range of vitamins, minerals and phenolic compounds, which help to protect against gastrointestinal, breast, and possibly even liver, prostate, pancreatic, and lung cancers. Phenolic compounds like anthocyanins and flavonoids are anti-inflammatory and protect cells from DNA damage that leads to cancer and stop the spread of malignant cells. Antioxidants are known to protect cells from high blood sugar levels, help increase insulin sensitivity, and reduce blood sugar and insulin response to high-carb meals. Antioxidants, anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and resveratrol are anti-inflammatory and, in addition to protecting your cells, these plant compounds are known to reduce disease risk and regulate oxidative stress.
Berries have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory protecting against some types of bacteria that cause oral disease. Antioxidants in berries fight free radicals and alter how brain neurons communicate, potentially reducing brain inflammation, which can lead to cognitive and motor issues common with aging.
Rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals, berries have a vital impact on maintaining health, for example, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) for collagen formation in bone, connective tissue and blood vessels. Vitamin K is essential for blood clotting and bone density. Manganese is vital to healthy bone development and a robust immune system. It also helps your body metabolize carbs, amino acids, and cholesterol. Copper increases iron absorption and together with iron contributes to red blood cell formation, maintains healthy bones, blood vessels, nerves, and immune function. Folate (vitamin B9) helps form DNA and RNA and is involved in protein metabolism.
Dark Balsamic Vinegar Traditional Modena dark balsamic vinegar is made from reduced grape juice and has all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in the grape, one of the healthiest and most nutritious fruits. The antioxidants in this vinegar have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer Traditionally aged balsamic vinegars have many health benefits. Acetic acid is its main constituent. It is antimicrobial and antioxidant and is known to regulate blood sugar with its anti-glycemic or antidiabetic effect. Acetic acid in balsamic vinegar has strains of probiotics that promote digestion and gut health, supporting the microbiome and the overall immune system. Balsamic vinegar can lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure and aid in weight loss. Inhalation of steamed vapor can clear congestion. Polyphenols from the grapes may promote blood circulation. Some use balsamic vinegar to treat acid reflux and heartburn. Acetic acid also aids in belly fat loss, and the probiotic chemicals found in it help to promote a sense of fullness, which helps to reduce overeating. In addition, balsamic vinegar is fat-free and has an anti-obesity effect.