For your healthy lifestyle
Arctic berries have a high proportion of nutrients, but a light energy content. They contain high amounts of vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids as well as nutritional fibre. That makes them perfect food choice for children, the elderly, competitive athletes as well as those losing weight.
Arctic berries are also one of the best source of polyphenols that have been found to have beneficial effects on human health as well. For example, anthocyanin levels in wild bilberry are up to 4 times higher than in cultivated high-bush blueberry. Regular use of berries has also been found to have a positive impact on blood pressure and HDL cholesterol levels.
For more information on the nutritional contents of northern arctic berries, please visit Arctic flavours Association’s website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do the berries originate from?
Bilberry is 100% Finnish berries.
Why do the Premium berry powders settle and harden?
Because Premium is the whole berry dried there is higher content of natural sugars and pectin.
How can I use the powders?
Mix with yogurt, sprinkle on porridge, add some zest to shakes, or add extra flavour to baked goods. They are especially good in different sauces, dressings, whipped cream, mayonnaise, honey, flavoured butters and bakery goods. They add extra nutrition and flavour as well as colour.
Why should I use BERRYFECT powders?
Berries give you important vitamins, minerals and trace minerals such as polyfenols, which help you to keep healthy. They taste good and they are a light snack. BERRYFECT berry powders store easily and are easy to use.
What does RAW / raw food mean?
This means that the food is processed with minimal handling. For us it means that we do not dry or heat the berries over 40 C. In this way the nutritional value of the berry is preserved best. It also means no additional additives or preservatives.
What is the difference between bilberry and blueberry?
Bilberry is found in the wild forests in Finland. Blueberry is widely known as a cultivated bush blueberry. Bilberry differs in that it has a very dark blue colour flesh and deep red juice. They are very high in anthocyanins and are over three times higher than blueberries. The difference in anthocyanins is due to the flesh and juice being dark blue whereas the blueberry is lighter in colour.
Bilberry is mountain blueberry or sometimes called whortleberry and from the vaccinium myrtillus species. Blueberry is cultivated and from the cyanococcus species.
Bilberries stain fingers, mouth, tongue, clothes and your picking bucket dark blue whereas blueberry does not stain so much.
Bilberries are tarter and stronger flavour than blueberries.
Are your products organic?
Our berries are not certified organic. This would require that the forest areas the berries are picked in would be registered organic. There are very few registered organic forests in Finland. However, Finland’s nature and forests especially are known to be some of the cleanest in the world.
How do the powders store the best? How long do they store?
The powders store best in a dry and cool place as well as not in direct sunlight. Drying is an ancient food preservation method, which does not require any special preservatives. The products are best one – two years after packing.
Why are Nordic berry’s nutritional values better than berries from other parts of the world?
Long summer nights full of sunlight and a short growth period quicken the plants growth and create berries which are more flavourful and more nutritionally dense than those grown or collected in the south. Also, cold winters lessen plant diseases and vermin.
Do the berry powders contain gluten?
No. Berries are naturally gluten-free.
Do the berry powders contain any additives or preservatives?
No. The powders are 100% berry and do not contain any other ingredients.
What is the recommended daily amount?
It is suggested that 2 dl of berries be eaten per day (Finnish National Recommendation) which is equivalent to 2 tsp of dried berry powder.
What is the difference between BERRYFECT’s Premium berry powders and Fibre- and Nutritional powder?
Premium Berry powder is prepared from the whole berry. Fibre- and Nutritional powder is made from the berry’s skin and seeds. Premium berry powders are dried with the juice and the flesh which makes them especially flavourful.
What are the nutritional benefits in berries and berry powder?
Berries belong to a group of nutritionally dense foods. They contain many beneficial nutrients.
For whom are the berry powders suitable?
Berry powders are suitable for all who are not allergic to that particular berry. Berries are light to eat and are suitable for children and adults, competitive sportspersons and even the weight watcher. You get easily from berry powders extra nutrition into your diet.
Where can I buy your product?
Berryfect products are available at the online shop www.bilberry.ae. They will deliver throughout the United Arab Emirates and other countries in Gulf, Middle-East & North Africa region.