August Spotlight: Bilberry Fruit Powder
What is Bilberry Fruit Powder?
The bilberry bush is native to northern areas of Europe and Asia, the northern United States, and Canada. Its dark berries resemble blueberries. Its name is derived from the Danish word bollebar, which means “dark berry.”
Bilberry has been used for medicinal purposes since the middle ages. The berries and leaves are the parts of the plant that are used. Bilberries are often eaten fresh or made into jam, juices, or pies. Bilberries are also available in powder, juice, or supplement form.
Bilberries are relatively low in calories, yet a good source of water, fiber, manganese, and vitamins C and K. Berries are one of the best dietary sources of antioxidants. Bilberries are an especially good source of anthocyanins, a powerful antioxidant.
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