Cranberry or Blueberry?

Which is more nutritious?

HealthDay News

HealthDay News

Published on May 16, 2003

(HealthDayNews) -- Which is better for you, blueberries or cranberries?

It's not even close, according to the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, citing a study from the Technical University of Denmark.

Blueberries are rich in phenolic compounds, which are antioxidants, so researchers thought blueberry juice might be a useful antioxidant drink. They compared the benefits of a pint of cranberry juice cocktail with a pint of blueberry juice.

Cranberry juice, which is rich in vitamin C -- a powerful antioxidant -- showed real benefits. But the phenolic compounds in blueberry juice proved no more effective than sugar water.

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