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Wild Nordic Freeze-Dried Raw Blueberry Powder (Bilberry)

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Features

  • Wild blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), not cultivated
  • 90g powder = 700g blueberries                              171g powder = 1325g blueberries
  • Contains all parts of the berries – pulp, skin and seeds
  • Very high level of antioxidants (3.5 g/100 g)
  • Freeze-dried, raw
  • Berries are handpicked and wild-crafted from certified organic Nordic forests
  • No added sugar or other additives
  • Non-GMO

Health Benefits

Wild blueberries have been used for centuries as a medicinal herb to cure many kinds of diseases. In traditional medicine, the wild blueberry has been used to strengthen and widen the blood vessels and lower blood pressure.

Blueberries are also known to have strong antibacterial properties. Scientists who have researched the wild blueberry say it can even prevent some nervous system disorders, strengthen memory, and delay aging.

Wild blueberries have a high anthocyanin content and are a powerful source of polyphenols and antioxidants. The anthocyanin in bilberries supports the normal functioning of the immune system, neuronal and cognitive brain functions, and ocular health.

Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells against age-induced oxidative stress. Potassium contributes to maintaining normal blood pressure, the normal functioning of the nervous system. The amino acids provide a peaceful sleep.

Wild blueberries have long been considered to be the revitalisers of tired eyes, protecting the optic nerve and retinal cells. Blueberries are especially beneficial for people who suffer from night blindness or light sensitivity.

The blueberry is also known for its ability to regulate digestion.

Organic wild blueberry powder is very fine and mixes easily in smoothies, yogurt, porridge, cereal, muesli and protein shakes or use it in other recipes. For greater nutritional benefit we recommend ingesting 1-2 tbsp a day for 2-3 weeks.

Source & Nutrition

  • HANDPICKED AND WILD-CRAFTED FROM NORDIC FORESTS. More thanhalf of the land in Estonia and Finland is covered by pristine and fruitful forests. Finland has the world's largest certified organic wild food collecting areas. In mid-summer, there are 19 hours of daylight. This creates the formation of anthocyanin compounds and wild blueberries form extremely high levels of antioxidants. Nordic bilberries are nature's own vitamin, mineral, and polyphenol pills. They are a true natural superfood!
  • LAB TESTED - HIGH IN ANTIOXIDANTS. Wild blueberries have a high anthocyanin content and are a powerful source of polyphenols and antioxidants. The anthocyanin in bilberries supports the normal functioning of the immune system, neuronal and cognitive brain functions, and ocular health. Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells against age-induced oxidative stress. Potassium contributes to maintaining normal blood pressure and the normal functioning of the nervous system.
  • GENUINE, FRESH, NATURAL TASTE AND COLOUR. Freeze-drying is the best method to preserve the natural taste, colour, and aroma of the berry. Organic bilberry powder is sweet and purple or dark violet in colour. Unlike cultivated blueberries, wild blueberries are dark blue both on the outside and in. Because of the berry's high antioxidant content, their flesh is fruity and violet. Wild blueberries contain several times more flavonoids and four times as much anthocyanin than cultivated blueberries.

Use & Storage

  • VERY FINE IN TEXTURE, EASY TO MIX AND USE. The organic freeze-dried wild blueberry powder is very fine and tastes like real wild blueberries. It mixes easily in smoothies, yoghurt, porridge, cereal flakes, muesli, and protein shakes. Tastes great in baked goods (muffins, cakes, etc.). Works well as a natural food colour. Please note that as the freeze-dried blueberry extract is made of whole organic wild blueberries and nothing else, the powder (like fresh berries) will not dissolve in water.
  • 90 g of organic wild blueberry powder = 700 g of fresh organic wild blueberries. Organic wild blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) powder is made of whole bilberries. Contains the pulp, seeds, and skin of the berries. The organic blueberry powder is a pure and natural form of supplement valued due to its extremely high anthocyanin content. In industrial usage, some active ingredients can be extracted from bilberries to make dietary supplements. Perfect substitute for fresh or frozen blueberries.
  • Store in a dry dark place at room temperature. Reseal airtight and eat within 60 days after opening.

 


Fascinating Fishy Facts

Omega-3s for Mothers, Infants, and Children
Here's what widely respected pediatrician William Sears, M.D. told us in response to this question on this subject:

• "... experts attending a 2005 workshop recommended at least 300 mg a day for pregnant and nursing mothers (most mothers get only 20-25% of this amount, unless they take omega-3 fish oil supplements). In our medical practice we have mothers take at least 500 mg of DHA per day during pregnancy and lactation."

• "The recommendation for infants is at least 200mg of DHA per day, which is the dosage added to infant formulas."

• "Practically speaking, infants under one year old receive their omega-3s through mother's milk or fortified formula, but it is perfectly safe and perhaps even beneficial for infants to be given extra Vital Choice fish oil at a serve of around 300 mg a day of DHA. I stress DHA rather than EPA because DHA is the main brain growth omega 3."

NOTE: There are as yet no official omega-3 intake recommendations for children over two years of age, so please consult your pediatrician.
A serve of 300 mg of DHA would be provided by 4 of our 1000 mg capsules 
CAUTION: If your child has never had fish or fish oil, please check for seafood allergies (which are uncommon) by rubbing some Salmon Oil on his or her skin, in a less sensitive area such as the lower leg.

A Cloudy Fish Oil Myth
Our Salmon Oil will become cloudy if refrigerated or frozen, and this is no cause for concern.

Some people assert, inaccurately, that if a fish oil becomes cloudy when cold this means it is not as pure or efficacious as an oil that remains clear when cold.

But if a fish oil becomes cloudy when cold this simply means that it retains some of the shorter chain fatty acids -- including small amounts of saturated fatty acids -- that occur naturally in fish.

In fact, most of what we know about the myriad health benefits of omega-3 fish oils comes from studies involving consumption of whole fish, which, like our Salmon Oil, contain small amounts of saturated fatty acids. In any case, the the current scientific consensus holds that saturated fatty acids are not inherently harmful to heart-health.

Fish oils and blood thinners
The omega-3s in fish oil possess properties associated with “blood thinning”, but according to research by American Heart Association (AHA) consultant William Harris, Ph.D., they do not appear to pose any risk to persons taking blood-thinning drugs (e.g., Coumadin).

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with your physician before taking doses substantially higher than recommended, or taking this product if you are pregnant, diabetic, allergic to fish or iodine, have a diagnosed cardiac condition or immune disorder.