Bilberry has numerous health benefits
Bilberries grown in our forests from mid-summer to the beginning of autumn. The cold winter and light but short summer of the North provides an excellent habitat for bilberries, making them extremely dense in nutrition and intense in flavor.
Bilberry contains vitamins C and E, and it is also a good source of dietary fibre. Bilberry also contains plenty of anthocyanin, four times the amount of what the highbush blueberry contains. The pulp of the bilberry is full of anthocyanins which give the berry its natural blue color, whereas the pulp of the highbush blueberry is pale in color. Anthocyanin is a flavonoid with powerful antioxidant effect. Antioxidants help to protect cells from the damage caused by sun exposure, pollution and aging, and thus are known for their anti-aging effect. Anthocyanin has also been discovered to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, ophthalmopathy and cancer. In addition to anthocyanin, bilberries also contain protocyanin, flavonoids and tannins which function as antioxidants and may help to reduce inflammation.
Bilberry products for every need
The great thing about bilberries is that in addition to their delicious taste and numerous health benefits, they are very versatile and easy to use. And what’s even better is that anyone can enjoy the benefits of bilberries regardless of their location or season. We offer a diverse range of delicious and healthy bilberry products in our webshop:
- dried bilberries
- bilberry powders
- bilberry chocolate
- bilberry drinks
- bilberry supplements
Dried bilberries and bilberry powders are an excellent way to boost your daily vitamin intake and very easy to add to the daily diet. They contain the same nutrients as fresh berries but in a convenient and long-lasting dried form. You can add dried bilberries and bilberry powders to smoothies, yogurt, porridge or use them in desserts and baking.
We also recommend to try bilberry chocolates, those healthier Nordic treats which charm with their unique and delicious taste! Bilberry chocolates combine sweet chocolate with the fresh and natural taste of the bilberry – a perfect combination of flavors which blend beautifully in the mouth.