Vaccinium myrtillisis a species of shrub with edible fruit of blue colour, commonly called “bilberry”, “wimberry”, “whortleberry”, or European blueberry. Bilberry is a perennial plant of the heather family (Ericaceae) and is closely related to the blueberry, cranberry, and the huckleberry.
Vaccinium myrtillisis is found natively in Europe, Northern Asia, Greenland, Iceland, Western Canada, and the Western United States. It occurs in the wild on heath lands and acidic soils.
Since many people refer to “blueberries”, no matter if they mean the bilberry (European blueberry) Vaccinium myrtillisis or the American blueberries, there is a lot of confusion about the two closely similar fruits.
The use of bilberry as a medicinal herb goes back as far as the 16th century.
This product is packaged in protective foil bags. These keep the contents fresh and protected from moisture and light. Look out for the QR code on the label - you can scan this with your smartphone to download the Certificate of Analysis document for this product.
Whole herbs like Vaccinium myrtillis / Bilberry Berries Whole are herbs which are a suitable size to use whole. They are often petals and flowers, which tend to be smaller than leaves, stems and roots. Our whole herbs are dried.