The bilberry is a semi-shrub, 10-40 cm high, with strongly branched thin ridged stems. The leaves have short stalks, consecutive, light green, ovate, toothed. The colors are arranged singly. The fruit is a multi-seeded, spherical, bluish-black, with a pleasant sour-sweet and slightly astringent taste. It blooms from May to July.
Bilberry is an excellent source of vitamin C. This vitamin is water soluble and acts as an antioxidant - helping cells repair the damage caused by free radicals.
Bilberry contains phenolic compounds, including flavonols, tannins, elagotanins, phenolic acids and especially anthocyanins. Bilberries have a higher anthocyanin content than fruits such as strawberry, cranberry, elderberry, raspberry and sour cherry.
Anthocyanins reduce inflammation and improve the condition of collagen-containing tissues such as cartilage and tendons.
Aronia (Chockberry) is a compact shrub, reaching a height of 2.5 - 3 meters, with shiny, not jagged leaves. Its fruits are small blue black grains, which in the form of miniature apples.
For the healing purposes and the needs of the food industry, the fruits of the aronia are collected. They contain many vitamins - P, C, E, K, PP, carotene, B group vitamins, organic acids, sugar. By content of organic acids, the fruit of the aronia significantly outweighs strawberries, raspberries, red currants and mandarins. They also contain potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, pectin, tanning substances and much more.
Billberry 40%, Aronia 60%.
Nutritional values per 100 g:
Energy: 1317 kJ / 317 kcal
Fat: 2.7 g
of which saturated fatty acids: 0.63 g
Carbohydrates: 51 g
of which sugars: <48 g
Protein: 28 g
Salt: <0.02 g
For direct consumption, added to fruit smoothies, muesli or yogurt. After heat treatment it can be added to bakery pastries.
Recommended daily intake: 2 tbsp
Packaging: 250 g