Lingonberry – The Antioxidant Superfood
Lingonberry (vaccinium vitis-idaea) is a berry of a relatively small and low bush which grows wild in nature. It grows in cool climates in Northern Europe, Northern America, Northern China, and Japan. In Finland, lingonberries are one of the most common berries growing wild in the forest.
They are often called cowberries, red whortleberries, or mountain-cranberries as well. Lingonberries are often confused with cranberries. You can read more about the differences in our blog post lingonberry vs cranberry.
Lingonberries have a delicate tangy yet sweet taste. When they are ripe, they become juicier, sweeter, and less tangy. Lingonberries are sweeter than cranberries.
Lingonberries are a true superfood of wild nature. Including lingonberries in your diet has multiple nutritional benefits. Firstly, they have one of the highest antioxidant values of any fruits or berries. Secondly, they have a good amount of fibers and Vitamins A, C, and K.
Lastly, they contain almost no sugar and have very few calories. Thus, they are a perfect for low-calorie, low-carb, diabetic, or keto diets.
Lingonberries can be enjoyed in endless ways. If you are lucky and live in an area with lingonberries, you can enjoy them fresh. Otherwise, you can buy different types of products with lingonberries. The most common ones are lingonberry powder, lingonberry jam, and lingonberry juice.
One of the easiest and most sustainable ways to enjoy lingonberries, is in the form of lingonberry powder.
This freeze-dried wild lingonberry powder is naturally low in sugars but high in vitamin K, fibers, and other essential micronutrients. Most importantly, it has one of the highest amounts of antioxidants among all fruits and vegetables. Finnish wild lingonberries have been sustainably growing under the Arctic midnight sun for thousands of years. These are the berries we collect to craft our products for you. Add this superfood to your daily diet and boost your overall health. Your body will be very thankful!
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