More about berries – Roberts Berrie

Superfood from north

The uniqueness of northern berries is found in their dye compounds, or polyphenols. You get their health benefits by consuming different berries every day.

 

  • The cold, Nordic winter keeps the forests clean and healthy.

  • To protect themselves against the cold environment, Nordic berries create anthocyanins with the help of the midnight sun during the short summer season.

  • Berries ripen in clean, wild forests where they develop their intense and very unique flavour.

  • Many nutrients locate only in the skin and seeds of the berries. For this reason, it’s important to consume whole berries.

Polyphenols

Polyphenols, or colour compounds, are powerful antioxidants which protect our cells from damage and our bodies from disease by preventing the formation of free radicals. Berries are the best and most versatile source of polyphenols. According to the recommendations, it is good to eat at least 2 dl of berries daily.

Watch the video Interview with Sari Häkkinen, Berry Doctor

The more color, the better

The berries are high in polyphenols, the most important of which are anthocyanins and other flavonoids. Anthocyanins are water-soluble flavonoids that give Berry its red, blue or black color. The darker the berry, the more anthocyanins it contains. There are especially many of them in wild blueberry, blackcurrant, chokeberry and crowberry, says Riitta Törrönen, who studied the health effects of the berries.
Health effects of berries

Numerous in vitro/ nonclinical and clinical studies show that berries and/or their various polyphenolic, bioactive compounds may have preventive effects against diseases

Wild blueberry Cowberry Cranberry Cloudberry Buckthorn Blackcurrant Strawberry Raspberry
Diabetes, type 2
Cancers
Age-induced oxidative stress
Inflammation
Cardiovascular diseases

Berries have beneficial effects on organs and maintaining health.

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Brains
Urinary tract
Skin and mucosa
Eyes
Digestion and balance of intestine bacterial flora
Immune system
See sources for table data
Berries
In addition to the high polyphenol content, all Northern berries have many other good health effects
Wild Bilberry The black-blue skin and malt of Wild Bilberry are full of natural blue-colour compounds ie polyphenols (anthocyanins), while cultivated blueberry is pale pale on the inside. Wild bilberry also contains vitamins C and E and is a good source of dietary fiber
Lingonberry Lingonberry contains several polyphenols, the health effects of which are being extensively studied. It also contains vitamin E and is rich in magnesium. Lingonberry is an excellent source of dietary fiber.
Cranberry Cranberry with a fresh and pungent taste is a good source of polyphenols and dietary fiber as well as vitamin C. In the wild, cranberries thrive on low-nutrient bogs throughout Finland.
Sea Buckthorn The sea buckthorn contains plenty of vitamins C and E, dietary fibers and fatty acids which are beneficial to the body. From scarcely 1 dl of berries, you get as much vitamin C as you would get from an orange of average size. About 4–7 % of this berry’s weight comprises berry pulp and seed oil consisting mainly of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Raspberry The raspberry contains vitamin C and folate. There is as much vitamin C in 2 dl of raspberries as there is in one mandarin. The raspberry is also a good source of dietary fiber and polyphenols.
Blackcurrant Blackcurrant contains plenty of polyphenols and vitamins C and A. It contains more vitamin C than an orange does. Blackcurrant oil also contains plenty of good fatty acids.
Strawberry The strawberry has plenty of flavonoids and ellagitannins which are polyphenols. It has more vitamin C than an orange and as much fiber as a carrot.
Cloudberry Cloudberry contains more ellagitannins (polyphenols) and vitamin E than many fruits and grains. It is the most fibrous of all wild berries. Cloudberry is also rich in vitamin C. Already 75 grams of these golden berries is enough to cover the recommended daily intake.
FAQ
Whole berries, including the skin and seeds, in a form that is tasty and easy to enjoy right away or take along with you. Berrie corresponds with the four main trends of the food industry: it’s wholesome, it has good flavour, it’s easy to use, and it’s natural.

All the ingredients used in the preparation of the product are listed on the package list of ingredients by quantity in descending order. In addition to berries, the product contains berry and fruit purées and juices, water, sweetening apple extract to balance the acidity of the berries, citric fibre to give the product structure, as well as citric acid and potassium sorbate to ensure the product’s safety. Berrie has optimised the number of berries and terrific taste for each flavour. In other words, each kind of Berrie contains enough berries to achieve the best flavour.

Yes! Berrie provides an excellent way to get your kids to enjoy their daily berries.

We mostly use berries from the northern growth area and tend to favour berries of Finnish origin. The northern growth area covers parts of Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Northwest Russia, which are located in the vicinity of the Finnish border. Natural berries throughout the area are identical in their nutritional value. The prevailing place of procurement is determined by availability within this area. The domestic content thus varies according to harvest season.

We use clean high-quality raw ingredients and observe good hygiene and high-quality preparation methods in our production. Our production is FSSC-22000 certified. Rapid heating, the addition of a small quantity of preservative and the use of protective atmosphere ensure the shelf life of the product. The preservative used is potassium sorbate E202, which effectively prevents growth of yeasts, moulds and bacteria. A similar type of natural preservative is sorbic acid which is found in rowan berries.

Protective (or modified) atmosphere is used in food packages in order to improve the shelf life of the product. The modification lowers the amount of oxygen in order to slow down the growth of aerobic organisms and prevent oxidation reactions. The removed oxygen is replaced with nitrogen and carbon dioxide.

It is eight months following completion of the product. The product can be stored at room temperature, but storing in a cool place maintains the product’s sensory characteristics. After opening, Berrie can be stored in a refrigerator for about a week.

Pasteurised apple extract prepared from apples.

There are plenty of apples available for raw ingredients. It is grown everywhere, and it is very suitable for concentrating into extract. Apple extract does not contain any substance which may cause intolerance.

By legal definition, Berries do not contain any allergens. Citric fibre is pure fibre extracted from lemon peel, and it does not cause symptoms to persons with citric allergy. It brings structure to the product and acts as a fibre supplement. The lemon juice used for the Wild Bilberry and Berrie +Fibre may cause intolerance symptoms to persons with serious citric allergy. The apple sweetener does not cause intolerance symptoms. The apple sauce and apple juice used as ingredients for Sea Buckthorn and Berrie +Fibre may cause intolerance symptoms to persons with apple allergy. All Berries are milk-free, lactose-free and gluten-free.

Berrie+ Fiber contains this soluble fibre, derived from maize. One container of 100 ml contains more fibre than a bowlful of oatmeal porridge. Read more: http://www.fibersol.com/products/fibersol-2/.

About 30% of the human body is comprised of protein, and 80% of the skin’s dry weight is comprised of collagen. With the ageing process, the system begins to lose its ability to produce collagen, resulting in less elastic skin and signs of ageing, as lines and wrinkles begin to appear. Roberts Berrie +Beauty Cloudberry&Sea Buckthorn contains bioactive VERISOL B collagen hydrolysate which absorbs quickly and fully during digestion and is thus easily utilised by the system. VERISOL B, the collagen hydrolysate used as Berrie raw material, is obtained as a powder. The collagen preparation process purifies bovine collagen by hydrolysing (breaking down and drying) it. Hydrolysed collagen absorbs quickly and fully during digestion and is thus easily utilised by the system. Read more: http://www.gelita.com/en/products/verisol.

There is no such thing as collagen of vegetal origin.

Berrie +Protein Wild Bilberry&Pomegranate contains bioactive Peptan® B collagen peptide. The collagen peptide in the Berrie absorbs quickly and fully during digestion and is thus easily utilised by the system. The protein used for Berrie is clinically tested, hydrolysed protein, which is protein in its most absorbable form (animal origin (bovine)). Specifically, protein of animal origin is the protein that humans are able to utilise best; whey protein is second best, followed by plant-based proteins. In clinical tests over a period of eight to nine weeks, a daily serving of 15 g brought about gain in muscle mass. This is an excellent source of protein for fitness enthusiasts to enjoy in general or after workouts because it contains not only well-absorbed protein, but also some carbohydrates, which together support recovery. All in a container of Berrie, you can take your daily berries and protein along with you easily for terrific flavour, but without any added white sugar. Berrie is also milk-free, which is a clear advantage compared to whey beverages.

All 8 products of the Berrie family is made with whole berries. In Berrie Superberries there are five flavours with a huge amount of berries. Berrie Power Berries combine the good qualities of berries with ingredients (fiber, protein and collagen) enhansing wellbeing. All Berrie Superberries and Berrie +Fiber rich in fiber are totally of vegetal origin and therefore suitable for vegans. Berrie +Protein and Berrie +Beauty contain collagen peptides and hydrolysate of bovine oritin and are therefore not suitable for vegans. When developing Berrie +Protein and Berrie +Beauty we tested several alternative ingredients, including vegetal, for the used ingredients of bovine origin, but we discovered that the chosen alternatives of animal origin function better. Collagen peptides and hydrolysate contained in Berrie absorb quickly and totally in during digestion and are therefore easily utilised by the body.

There is a plastic lid with an opening in Berrie to ease the on-the-go use. It is easy for you to drink from the cup e.g. when walking. You can also give it to small children as you do not need to be careful that it would spill on the clothes. If you have the feeling that some Berrie is left under the lid, you can pour a little of water into the cup and enjoy the rest of the Berrie with it.

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