Blueberries are small fruits belonging to the genus Vaccinium in the heath family, and they can be found in marshes, coniferous forests, or mountain meadows. These fruits, often dark blue or purple in color, are known for their sweet to mildly tart taste and aromatic scent.
Dried blueberries are a popular delicacy and ingredient in various dishes. They are renowned for their high antioxidant content, particularly anthocyanins, which have anti-inflammatory and protective effects against oxidative stress. These fruits are associated with positive effects on vision, brain health, and cardiovascular health.
Blueberries also have a place in traditional medicine and can be part of herbal teas and medicinal preparations.
Health Benefits of Dried Wild Blueberries:
- Rich in Antioxidants - They are a significant source of antioxidants, especially anthocyanins. These compounds help neutralize free radicals in the body.
- Eye Support - The presence of lutein and zeaxanthin supports eye and vision health.
- Heart and Vascular Health - The antioxidants contained can support vascular health and reduce the risk of heart disease by helping maintain blood vessel elasticity and improving circulation.
- Digestive System Support - Fiber promotes a healthy digestive system and can also help maintain stable blood sugar levels.
- Reduced Inflammation - The anthocyanins in blueberries have anti-inflammatory effects.
- Preservation of Nutrients - Drying removes water from blueberries, but nutrients and antioxidants are preserved.
Why Choose Blueberries from the Albanian Mountains?
- Exceptional Purity and Quality - Handpicking in the mountains ensures that the fruits are carefully selected and often grow in remote, untouched areas. This contributes to their high purity and quality.
- Natural Flavor - Wild blueberries have a distinct taste that can be richer and more intense than cultivated varieties. Drying concentrates this flavor and provides an authentic experience.
- Support for Local Economies - Purchasing supports local communities in the mountainous regions of Albania, contributing to sustainable development and the preservation of traditional skills.
- Sustainability - Handpicking is environmentally friendly, considering the protection of the natural environment and its biodiversity.
100% dried wild blueberries (Vaccinium myrtillus)