Nordic power food
Northern berries are the best source of polyphenols in Finland.
- The cold, Nordic winter keeps the forests clean and healthy.
- To protect themselves against the cold environment, Nordic berries create polyphenols 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.
The northern habitat
The northern habitat is a small part of the world largely consisting of sea and mountainous terrain. Seventy per cent of the surface area of Finland consists of forests. These form most of the suitable substrate for berries growing in the wild; old forests that provide enough natural nutrients and pollinators, clean air and water, as well as trees living in symbiosis with the berries.
Part of folklore
As nourishment and natural medicine, berries are an important part of Finnish folklore. They are also a very important source of nourishment for many animals. For example, a bear will eat up to 1,000 kg (2,204 lbs) of berries for its protection and bodily reserves before hibernating for six to seven months.
Polyphenols are plant metabolites that protect plants against things like various pathogens and harmful UV radiation from the sun. Therefore, plants form polyphenols to be their defence mechanisms. Polyphenols also contribute to plant colour and taste; for instance, bitterness. Indeed, you could say the darker the colour of the fruit or berry, the more polyphenol compounds it contains.
The more colour, the better
Berries contain plenty of polyphenols; the most important ones are anthocyanins and other flavonoids. Anthocyanins are water-soluble flavonoids that bring the berry its red, blue or black colour. The darker the berry, the more anthocyanins it contains. By comparison with highbush blueberries, wild bilberries contain four to five times as many flavonoids.
Wild Bilberry The wild bilberry is a perennial dwarf shrub approximately 30 cm (11.81 in) high. It typically grows in coniferous forests. Some of its substrates include slightly shady woods, northern slopes, the edges of clear-felled areas and the banks of forest ponds. The bilberry harvesting period lasts from the end of July to the beginning of September
Lingonberry The lingonberry is a perennial dwarf shrub approximately 5–30 cm (1.97–11.81 inches) high. It grows in the forest undergrowth. Typical substrates include dry, rather dry or fresh heaths. By comparison with other natural berries, the lingonberry produces the most bountiful harvest. The lingonberry harvesting period lasts from the beginning of August to the beginning of October.
Cranberry Die Moosbeere ist ein niedrig wachsender Zwergstrauch. Ihre Beeren sind 10-15 mm breit und kugelig oder tropfenförmig. Die kleine Moosbeere blüht im Juni und Juli. Die Beeren sind rot oder dunkelviolett gefärbt und schmecken säuerlich. Die Moosbeere wächst in nährstoffarmen Mooren und Sümpfen. Die Beeren können ab Ende September bis zum Schneefall geerntet werden.
Sea Buckthorn The sea buckthorn is a shrub 0.5–3 metres (1.77–9.84 feet) high. Its berries are oblong drupes 8–10 mm (0.31–0.39 inches) in length; succulent and yellow or amber in colour. The sea buckthorn grows the best on stony sand or gravel beaches. It demands plenty of sunlight to grow. The sea buckthorn harvest season begins in October; the berries are picked preferably after the first touches of frost.
Raspberry Die Himbeere ist ein 50-150 cm hoher Strauch mit zweijährigen Stängeln. Die Himbeere blüht im Juli und August, und ihre Erntezeit dauert von Anfang August bis Anfang September. Himbeeren sind die ertragreichsten natürlichen Beeren. Sie wachsen in hainartigen, frischen Heiden, an Graben- und Waldrändern sowie auf gerodeten Flächen und an Wegrändern
Blackcurrant The blackcurrant is a shrub 1–1.5 m (3.28–4.92 feet) high. Its preferred habitats consist of brookside groves, river and stream banks of rivers and seaside bushes. The blackcurrant harvest matures in August.
Strawberry The strawberry is a herbaceous perennial that grows runners. Strawberries mature in early July.
Cloudberry The cloudberry is a herbaceous perennial 10–25 cm (3.94–9.84 inches) high. It blooms in June, and the berries mature at the end of July or the beginning of August. Ripe cloudberries are fragrant and succulent, amber in colour. The cloudberry grows in bogs throughout Finland.
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 use berries from the Northern growth area and prefer domestic. in the Northern growth area the wild berries are identical in nutritional value. Availability determines the place of acquisition. The degree of domestication varies according to the harvest seasons.
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/.
Berrie +Protein contains faba bean protein isolate. Berrie +Protein is an easy and tasty way to add protein to your daily diet. It contains Nordic superberry wild bilberry and pomegranate together with plenty of faba bean protein. It helps to maintain and build normal muscle mass when used as a part of a balanced and versatile diet and combined with a healthy lifestyle. In a cup of 1 dl there are 45 wild bilberries and 3 g of protein.
Berries are totally of vegetal origin and therefore suitable for vegans.
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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