BLUEBERRY POWER SNAPS: Our treat of the month for July.
Enjoy a 15% discount online all month long.Blueberry Power snaps are one of our most popular biscuits. They're quite delicious, I admit ray and I confess Ray and I snack on them quite often.
Of course, we make most of them available for the dogs. Freshly baked, a bit exotic and aromatic with organic ground nutmeg and cardamom.
Our ingredients are stellar.
Baked with a touch of raw wildflower honey. The organic whole dried blueberries are simply fantastic and sooo good for dogs. Chock full of health-maintaining and disease-preventing anti-oxidants, blueberries provide numerous health benefits.
Check this out:
Nutrients and phytochemicals
Blueberries [especially wild varieties] contain anthocyanins, other antioxidant pigments and various phytochemicals possibly having a role in reducing risks of some diseases, cancer among them.
Potential anti-disease effect
Researchers have shown that blueberry anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, resveratrol,flavonols, and tannins inhibit mechanisms of cancer cell development and inflammation in vitro. Similar to red grape, some blueberry species contain in their skins significant levels of resveratrol, a phytochemical.
Although most studies below were conducted using the highbush cultivar of blueberries (V. corymbosum), content of polyphenol antioxidants and anthocyanins in lowbush (wild) blueberries (V. angustifolium) exceeds values found in highbush species.
At a 2007 symposium on berry health benefits were reports showing consumption of blueberries (and similar berry fruits including cranberries) may alleviate the cognitive decline occurring in Alzheimer's disease and other conditions of aging.
A chemical isolated from blueberry leaves can block replication of the hepatitis C virus and might help to delay disease spread in infected individuals.
Feeding blueberries to animals lowers brain damage in experimental stroke. Research at Rutgers has also shown that blueberries may help prevent urinary tract infections.
Other animal studies found that blueberry consumption lowered cholesterol and total bloodlipid levels, possibly affecting symptoms of heart disease. Additional research showed that blueberry consumption in rats altered glycosaminoglycans which are vascular cell components affecting control of blood pressure.
A study soon to be published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that supplementation with wild blueberry juice enhanced memory and learning in older adults, while reducing blood sugar and symptoms of depression.
|Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)|
|Energy||239 kJ (57 kcal)|
|Dietary fiber||2.4 g|
|Vitamin A||54 IU|
|- lutein and zeaxanthin||80 μg|
|Thiamine (Vit. B1)||0.04 mg (3%)|
|Riboflavin (Vit. B2)||0.04 mg (3%)|
|Niacin (Vit. B3)||0.42 mg (3%)|
|Pantothenic acid (B5)||0.1 mg (2%)|
|Vitamin B6||0.1 mg (8%)|
|Folate (Vit. B9)||6 μg (2%)|
|Vitamin C||10 mg (17%)|
|Vitamin E||0.6 mg (4%)|
|Calcium||6 mg (1%)|
|Iron||0.3 mg (2%)|
|Magnesium||6 mg (2%)|
|Phosphorus||12 mg (2%)|
|Potassium||77 mg (2%)|
|Zinc||0.2 mg (2%)|
|manganese 0.3 mg||20%|
|vitamin K 19 mcg||24%|
Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient database
Organic sunflower and pumpkin seeds will provide FiFi with all the energy she needs for summertime endeavors. Bring some to the beach or the lake so your swimming, hiking or dock-diving dog can stay fueled.
Power to the PUPS!