Blueberries in general offer a lot of health benefits such as maintaining healthy bones, lowering blood pressure, improving mental health, or managing diabetes; however, the organic ones are way much better for you. Why? Because conventional blueberries contain approximately 52 pesticide chemicals, some of them being carcinogenic.
Here’s another strong reason to buy organic: “Organic blueberries tend to be smaller because they don’t get as much nitrogen fertilizer,” says Mary Ruth McDonald, research program director of plant production systems at Ontario’s University of Guelph. Smaller blueberries have even more antioxidants like anthocyanins, which may protect your cells from free radical damage.