Product: Bilberry Powder
Latin Name: Vaccinium myrtillus
Plant Family: Ericaceae
Other Names: Bilberry, Blaeberry, Blackhearts, Black Whortles. Whinberry, Trackleberry. Huckleberry, Hurtleberry, Airelle, Arándano, Bleaberry, Brimbelle, Dyeberry, European Bilberry, Fruit de Myrtille, Gueule Noire, Myrtille Européenne, Swedish Bilberry, Wineberry & Whortleberry.
Description: Bilberry is a native of Europe, northern Asia and North America; it is a perennial deciduous shrub growing up to 30 cm. The leaves are oval and finely toothed with a leathery look, starting out with a pinkish tinge then turning yellowy-green finally turning red in the autumn. The flowers are waxy white to pale pink and bell-shaped and hang beneath the new leaves. The blue-black berries are round, with a flat top.
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SUGGESTED USEBilberry powder can be added to smoothies and shakes or stirred into yogurt; you can also add it in with your dried ingredients when making flapjacks and cereal bars. The powder can also be used to obtain a blue/ black dye depending on the mordant used, the dye can then be used be used to dye wool and cloth, it can also be used to colour homemade ink.
Shelf LifeShelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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