Bilberry

by admin on June 27, 2016

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Bilberry – also known as: European blueberry, Huckleberry, Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium corymbosum

A close relative to the blueberry (as you can tell in the photo), the fruit has impressive antioxidant properties and is historically linked to eye health. Studies indicate that the berry, with its abundance of antioxidants, may also be effetive in protecting the body against carcinogens and free radicals.

Some of its nutritional highlights include:

Bilberry

Bilberries

The berry can help with:

  • Eye Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Heart Attack and Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea and Dysentery

A study done in Canada in 2006, found that the berry can help and may be able to prevent and slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases (like Parkinson’s), mainly due to its antioxidant powers.

Bilberries

Do you know some fun facts about the Bilberry? If so, leave a comment and share them with us!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Claire December 30, 2010 at 1:23 pm

This is not a picture of a bilberry bush which grows berries on individual, single stems.

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2 admin December 30, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Claire,

Thanks for the heads up – because I am a one man show sometimes I have to rely on Google for images and well, I guess this one was mislabeled.

Do you have an image of a bilberry bush that I could put on the site – I would be happy to give full credit to whoever took the image.

Thanks for letting me know!
Jenny

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