Bilberry Fruit Facts and Health Benefits 101
Facts about Bilberry Fruit
The Bilberry is actually a short shrub, a family member of the genus Vaccinium which has over 450 varieties. The species usually known to be Vaccinium myrtillus L., or else referred to as European blueberry. Some other names include whortleberry, myrtle blueberry or whinberry.
It features a greenish, branched, anguated and inflexible stem. The foliage is oviform, and coarsely serrate. The pinkish, waxy flowers blossom during spring and early summer.
The bilberry fruit is smaller compared to the blueberry and they are almost similar in flavor. The simplest way to distinguish the whortleberry is it grows solitary or paired berries instead of clusters, like the blueberry does.
Bilberries are deeper in color, and usually look near black along with a little blue tone. Furthermore, the blueberry's flesh is light green in color, while the whortleberry is purplish or red.
Whinberry is often eaten fresh or made into jam, juices pies and fruit fools. It can also be used as a base to produce liqueurs, sherbet flavoring and various other desserts.
Health Benefits of
|Nutritional Value of 100 g Fresh Bilberries|
|Total Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrates||6 g|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g|
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