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Bilberry Berry, Whole 1 lb

$68.00

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  • PRODUCT OVERVIEW

    Frontier Bilberry, in either berry or leaf form, is commonly known as huckleberry in the United States and is a European variety of blueberry. These fruits have a wide variety of uses and have a mildly acidic flavor. They may be eaten as dessert, steeped in tea or used as a garnish for tarts. Bilberries, or Vaccinium myrtillus, have rich blue-red pigments responsible for their unmistakable color.

  • PRODUCT INFORMATION

    • Product Features

      • Bilberriesare found growning in temperate and sub-arctic regions of the world.
      • Like blueberries, it thrives in damp, acidic conditions. The plant takes time to become well established, but is very cold-hardy.
      • In colonial times, it was used as a dye for wool.
      • Other common names include bleaberry, whortleberry, shinberry and whinberry.
    • Origin

      Bulgaria
    • Directions

      As a tea, pour 1 cup boling water over 1/2 teaspoon of bilberries. Cover and steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Strain, serve and enjoy.
    • Suggested uses

      Bilberry is used as a tea, in jams or jellies or can be encapsulated. It also makes its way into liqueurs and desserts.
    • Botanical name

      Vaccinium myrtillus L.

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