Pure, wild, whole bilberries, used for health purposes since the Middle Ages
Berries are an excellent source of antioxidants. Bilberries, in particular, are known for being an exceptional source of anthocyanins, a powerful antioxidant that may be linked to their health benefits.
Sport Biofoods Bilberry [Vaccinium Myrtillus] Powder is a berry powder for a healthy lifestyle based on wild, midnight sun ripened Nordic bilberries. Bilberry is valued for its naturally high content of anthocyanins, having more than 15 different kinds of antycyanins. This species has a much higher content of antocyanins than its cousin, the more common cultivated highbush blueberry, often found in the grocery store.
Pure, wild bilberries are known to be a source of:
√ Anthocyanins, an antioxidant with health benefits
√ Natural source of Vitamin E
√ High fiber
THIS BERRY IS BLUE – ON THE OUTSIDE AND THE INSIDE
It is its blue color, in particular, that makes bilberries so healthy. Utilizing Green Nutricert Technology maintains the high bioactivity of the berries. Recent studies suggest that increased consumption of anthocyanins helps cardiovascular health.
Wild bilberries typically grow in a fir forest. It thrives on fresh wood-covered ground, on the shores, pine marshes and fells. Bilberry twigs are light green in colour and the ripe berries are dark blue. The season for bilberries continues from July until early September. Bilberry has a strong and delicious flavour although the berry is not very rich in sugar. The berries contain flavonoids, carotene, vitamins B6 and C, as well as magnesium. A true “health berry”!
According to the latest research, bilberry contains large quantities of other phytonutrition components, such as fenolic compounds – flavonoids, hydroxy-cinnamon acids and hydroxybenzoic acids. Due to the high contents of fenolic compounds, bilberry is considered having antioxidant benefits.
NATURAL MIDNIGHT SUN RIPENING IN NORTHERN SCANDINAVIA ENHANCES ITS NUTRITION CONTENT
Our hand picked Bilberry from the Arctic region has a higher content of anthocyanins, about five times as high as that of the cultivated bilberry. Delfinidine, malvidine, petunidine, cyanidine and peonidine are the main antocyanins identified in the berries.
Traditionally, bilberry has been used for diverse health problems, including balancing gut problems. Researchers are studing its many potential health benefits.