Name (common): Bilberry
Botanical name: Vaccinium myrtillus
Synonyms: Huckleberry, wineberry
The bilberry is a leafy shrub that is native to northern Europe, United States and Canada. It produces similar fruit to common blueberries. The berries are purple-black in colour and contain many small, shiny seeds.
Functions and general science:
Bilberry contains a range of antioxidant compounds, including anthocyanidins, anthocyanins, anthocyanosides, flavonoids and resveratrol. It is commonly used for eye and vein health.
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