Friday, January 23, 2009


Many ways to eat bilberries...I love to pick berries with my sisters! Ice cream w/ Bilberry sauce & fresh berries (my every night dessert in Michigan)
Oatmeal w/Bil and Blueberries

Bilberry has been used for centuries, both medicinally and as a food in jams and pies. It is related to the blueberry and is native to Northern Europe. Bilberry fruit contains chemicals known as anthocyanosides, plant pigments that have excellent antioxidant properties. They scavenge damaging particles in the body known as free radicals, helping to prevent or reverse damage to cells. Antioxidants have been shown to help prevent a number of long-term illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and an eye disorder called macular degeneration. Bilberry also contains vitamin C, which is another antioxidant. (University of Maryland Medical Center)
Often associated with improvement of night vision, bilberries are mentioned in a popular story of World War II RAF pilots consuming bilberry jam to sharpen vision for night missions (Wikipedia)
Bilberries from Michigan

Waffles w/ Bilberry Sauce

1 comment:

Hao said...

The way we were.....................