Bilberry fruit extract, powder

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Bilberry fruit extract powder is made from the dark blue fruits of a small bush that occurs naturally throughout North America and parts of Asia. A relative of the American blueberry, bilberry is also known by various common names, including huckleberry, whortleberry and European blueberry. Like the fresh fruit, bilberry fruit extract powder is rich in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. It is a flavorful and nutritious addition to foods and beverages, or it may be encapsulated as a dietary supplement.

a.
quick look

information at a glance

originSweden
active compoundsAnthocyanins, tannins, ellagitannins, flavanols (quercetin, catechins).
plant part usedfruit
processingpowder

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a tightly-sealed container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaDark blue-purple powder with a fruity aroma.
flavor profileTart and fruity. Blends well with black tea, lemon verbena, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel, lemon peel, cardamom and lavender.

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uses

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culinaryStir bilberry fruit extract powder into yogurt, oatmeal or vanilla pudding. Add to smoothies, protein shakes, pancake batter and muffin and quick bread mixes. The powder may also be used in tea blends or to enhance the flavor of jams.
wellnessEncapsulate as a dietary supplement.
industrialBilberry fruit extract powder is used in the pharmaceutical, supplement, food, beverage and tea industries.
safetyBilberry is safe for most people. However, check with your physician before using bilberry fruit extract powder if you take anticoagulant or anti-diabetes medications. Bilberry may also interfere with a cancer therapy called erlotinib (Tarceva).

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