Bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus), Dried, 100g Bag, Organic

$20.00

Dried bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus) hand picked and slow-dried in the traditional manner. Excellent for making bilberry tincture,  glycerite or bilberry syrup.   This berry is very high in anthocyanins and is traditionally taken to improve vascular health, eyesight and night vision.  Discourages and slows the advance of macular degeneration. Makes an unbelievably delicious syrup or jam.  100 g. bag (3.5 oz), Certified Organically Grown

This dried fruit is about 1/4 the size of a raisin, but the flavor is highly concentrated.  Slightly sweet, with a heavenly aroma and unmistakably blueberry palate, the dried bilberry may be used in cooking and medicine making to very good effect.  A little goes a long way–a couple of tablespoons in pancakes or muffins is likely to meet with ecstatic reviews.  A tablespoon mixed into quick oats and dried coconut quickly turns a ho-hum breakfast into an all-morning hummer.  Eyesight is sharpened, digestion is improved, and vascular health is promoted!  Eat thy bilberries and live long!

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  1. Mary Britton

    Mary Britton

    Thanks Richo. That you actually find time to visit and answer i more than impressive!
    I wonder if I might stabilize the glycerite with some everclear?
    Any opinion? I might just make a liquer, thinking of gifting for holidays.

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    • Richo Cech

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      Hi Mary, you can use the recipe for black elderberry glycerite as given in “Making Plant Medicine” but instead use the dried bilberries. As long as you have over 55% glycerine content, you don’t need to add alcohol, it will make it turn out wierd. r

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  2. Epiphany

    Epiphany

    It has been reported that pilots of other eras used to eat these to improve night vision, instantly!
    I am willing to try it for my aging eyes, and certainly like goji, it will always help to boost your ORAC values in every day diet. Any opinion on this as to Tincture vs. Glycerite? I am trying to decide as I will be gifting this at the Holidays.

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    • Richo Cech

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      yes, strangely enough, on this one the glycerite preserves way more of the blueberry-like taste, I prefer it over the tincture.

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