The bilberry has been used in traditional European medicine for almost a thousand years.
Our bilberry Powder material is from Finland. The fruit is smaller than that of the blueberry but with a fuller taste. Bilberries are darker in color, and usually appear near black with a slight shade of blue. While the blueberry’s fruit pulp is light green, the bilberry is red or purple. Bilberries are softer and juicier than blueberries, making them difficult to transport.
As a deep blue fruit, bilberry is high in antioxidant-rich flavonoid compounds called anthocyanins, which have been shown to play a supporting role in maintaining good cardiovascular health and a strong immune system. Bilberries are also linked to eye health, in particular the possibility of slowing or reversing the effects of macular degeneration. Helpful for supporting healthy blood sugar levels, bilberry is also used for its beneficial effects in improving blood circulation, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, and relief for nausea and indigestion. Bilberries are also known to be helpful for joint health, kidney and urinary tract health, menstrual cramps, and diarrhea.