Frequently asked questions
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/.
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.