Bilberries

– Bilberry fruit is also known as Winberry, Whortleberry, and Huckleberry.
– The plant is a deciduous shrub native to Europe and is closely related to the blueberry.
– The dark-purple berries are used to make jams, cakes and pies, especially popular in the North of England.
– During World War II, RAF pilots would eat bilberry jam before a mission as they believed it sharpened their eyesight.
– Bilberries are a good source of flavonoids and anthocyanin pigments.
– These anthocyanins have been found to improve circulation in scientific studies.
– Berries are a good source of natural vitamin C.

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