Very sweet in taste and far superior to their cultivated cousins. An excellent topping for ice cream, pancakes, and crepes or use as a cooking sauce. Made in Newfoundland. 135mL.
There are several species of blueberries worldwide of which one, possibly two, grow in Newfoundland. These are a low-growing shrub, anywhere from 2-24" inches in length usually forming dense, extensive colonies. They are generally found in Newfoundland's forests, coastal headlands, high moors, peaty barrens, and exposed rocky outcrops. The picking season is anywhere from mid-August to late September. Very sweet in taste they are far superior to their cultivated cousins. Wild blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, niacin, manganese, carbohydrates, and dietary fibre. They also contain little sodium or fat. High content of anthocyanin and antioxidants attribute to the prevention of high blood pressure, urinary tract infections, cardiovascular disease, cataracts, slowing such aging processes as memory loss and the deterioration of motor skill, improving circulation, as well as the prevention of certain forms of cancer.
About the Producers:
The Dark Tickle Company prides itself on its selection of products featuring the unique wild berries of the Great Northern Peninsula. These berries are hand-picked by a network of over 100 individuals, which greatly supports the local economy. All products are processed locally using the highest quality ingredients. Berry picking has historically been a strong tradition in the area, and Dark Tickle aims to bring the distinct, vibrant tastes to the world through its products.