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As to why we don’t hear much about winberries anymore – the answer is probably because they also have a number of other names, which seem to have become more commonly used. Also in the rose family, hawthorn species all have edible fruits. The most common hawthorn species in the UK is Crataegus monogyna, what most people call just “hawthorn”. It’s a common, widespread and familiar large bush or small tree of woodland understorey, scrub and hedgerows, obvious in the spring due to its abundance of white flowers, often referred to as “May”. A much more palate-pleasing way of consuming hawthorn berries is to make a fruit leather. The flavour in transformed and sweetness enhanced by turning them into this tasty fruit jerky. You can also make a decent jelly if you add some crab apples. I’ve heard of people adding the de-seeded fruits to chutney mixes too but I have not tried this myself.

Widén C, Coleman M, Critén S, Karlgren-Andersson P, Renvert S, Persson GR. Consumption of bilberries controls gingival inflammation. Int J Mol Sci. 2015;16(5):10665-73. doi:10.3390/ijms160510665 And with this description the little shrub which the Apothecaries of Germany do call 〈◊〉 doth nothing at all agree, as it is very manifest; for it is low, scarce a cubit high, with a few short branches not growing to a cubit in length: it doth not bring forth clusters or bunches, nor yet fruit like vnto grapes, but berries like those of the Yew tree, not sweet, but somewhat 〈◊〉 and astrin∣gent; in which also there are many little white flat seeds: the leafe is not round, but more long than round, not like to that of the Vine, but of the Box tree. Moreouer, it is thought that this is not found in Italy, Greece, or in the lesser Asia, for that Matthiolus affirmeth the same to grow no where but in Germanie and Bohemia; so far is it from being called or accounted to be Vitis Idaea or Alexandrina.

Late summer and early autumn is the berry high season. Berries are easy to spot, often grow in quantity and are relatively easy to collect compared to, say, digging up roots and other underground storage organs. Edible berries generally require little processing yet most are also easily preserved as a jelly, jam or leather. Most of our native berries are overlooked or avoided by the majority of the population, even though much fruit from around the world is bought in supermarkets and enjoyed by many. Kolehmainen M, Mykkänen O, Kirjavainen PV, et al. Bilberries reduce low-grade inflammation in individuals with features of metabolic syndrome. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2012;56(10):1501-1510. doi:10.1002/mnfr.201200195 V. myrtillus contains a high concentration of triterpenes which remain under laboratory research for their possible biological effects. [15] See also [ edit ]

Chan SW, Tomlinson B. Effects of bilberry supplementation on metabolic and cardiovascular disease risk. Molecules. 2020;25(7):1653. doi:10.3390/molecules25071653 Waterhouse Fayre began when Ann Stallard began making homemade jam in her kitchen in 2004. Since then the company has grown considerably, so much so that they have relocated from South Molton to the outskirts of Tiverton where custom facilities were added to the family home. Their products mix traditional flavours with modern twists, creating unqiue and tasty jams and chutneys. TheWhortleberry Tearoom The Whortleberry is the Devon name given to the wild blueberries that grow on the Moors in Devon and the West Country.

Antignani PL, Allegra C. Pharmacological treatment of chronic venous disease. Acta Phlebologica. 2015;16(3):111-20. In Sweden this berry is called lingon, where a pleasant cordial made from the berries is available. The unpleasant taste of the raw berries comes from the presence of both benzoic acid and oxalic acid. Cowberry or lingon has been an important wild berry for people of the north. Photo: Paul Kirtley. Rosehips have long been used in herbal medicine, considered good for coughs and sore throats amongst other things. The hips contain a good amount of ascorbic acid, vitamin C. Indeed during the Second World War, with little or no citrus fruits available in the UK, rosehips became a valuable source of vitamin C in the form of rosehip syrup. Fresh hips contain 0.1-1.0% ascorbic acid – around ten times the concentration found in orange juice. Rosehips are impressively nutritious. Photo: Paul Kirtley. In Iceland, bilberries (known as aðalbláber, or "prime blueberry") grow predominantly in Westfjords and the surrounding area. In most of the country, the closely related bláber occupy the same habitat. Both species are commonly found growing with dwarf birch and crowberries. Wild growth is vast compared to the population of Iceland and wild harvesting is legal, and a popular activity in August when the berry season peaks. The red Wortle berry groweth in Westmerland at a place called Crosby Rauenswaith, where also doth grow the Wortle with the white berry, and in Lancashire also vpon Pendle 〈◊〉.

In Ireland, the fruit is known as fraughan, from the Irish fraochán, and is traditionally gathered on the last Sunday in July, known as "Fraughan Sunday". Bilberries were also collected at the Celtic festival of Lughnasadh in August, the first traditional harvest festival of the year. The crop of bilberries was said to indicate how well the rest of the crops would fare in their harvests later in the year. Along hedgerows and up Ireland's boggy hillsides grow small, wild berries, sweetened by summer sun and heralding the beginning of harvest. These purple berries are known as fraughans, from the Irish fraochán. Other names include herts (hurts or hursts), bilberry, whortleberry, whimberry or cowberry. They are the wild cousin to the cultivated blueberry, with an intense sweetness and juiciness that belies their diminutive size.Winner of a GOLD Award at the Great Taste Awards 2011 and GOLD at the 2014 Awards – the judges comments “great colour to this product and a good heavy set, the initial fruit flavours come through good and clean. We like the whole berries in the jam and feel the product is very well made. The tartness of the berries offset the sweetness of the jam” Kosehira M, Machida N, Kitaichi N. A 12-Week-Long Intake of Bilberry Extract ( Vaccinium myrtillus L.) Improved Objective Findings of Ciliary Muscle Contraction of the Eye: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Comparison Trial. Nutrients. 2020;12(3):600. Published 2020 Feb 25. doi:10.3390/nu12030600 Pliny also, lib. 16. cap. 18. hath made mention of Vaccinia, which are vsed to dye bond-slaues 〈◊〉 with, and to giue them a purple colour.

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