LONG ISLAND, N.Y.
Olio e Sale Wild Bilberry; Mother Nature's "supplement" for a healthy diet!
- Aug. 15, 2014
-- Po Valley Foods is proud to expand their portfolio of all natural gourmet products from Italy to include Olio e Sale brand "Mertilli Neri Selvatici" or Wild Bilberries. Olio e Sale's Wild Bilberry products are hand-harvested and produced in limited batches. Wild Bilberry Jam, Syrup, Preserves and Nectar
nectar.php boast an intense purple color, irresistible sweet tart flavor and the highest level of anti-oxidants of any other fruit. Bilberries grow wild in the TuscanEmilian Appennines, the mountains separating Modena and Bologna from Florence. Every morning in August and September harvesters from the tiny town of Fellicarolo hike up Monte Cimone to hand-pick bilberries at a height of 1700 meters (5600 feet). Unlike its cousin, the American blueberry, native European wild bilberries are almost impossible to cultivate, requiring very acidic and low nutrient soil to grow. Experience the wild bilberry's burst of flavor (and nutrients) and you'll agree the effort of handpicking them is certainly worthwhile!Wild Bilberries are mother nature's "supplement"
for healthy diet. "Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) is one of the richest natural sources of anthocyanin. These polyphenolic components give bilberry its blue/black color and high antioxidant content, and they are believed to be the key bioactives responsible for the many reported health benefits of bilberry and other berry fruits." (Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition Wing-kwan Chu, Sabrina C. M. Cheung, Roxanna A. W. Lau, and Iris F. F. Benzie)