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Cloudberry

 

Botanical name: Rubus chamaemorus

 

 

Cloudberries are found mainly in the Scandinavian countries, where they grow wild. The bushes do not bear fruit every year and cannot be cultivated.

 

Availability

The fruits ripen during the summer, from the beginning of July to the end of August. Cloudberries are not sold in German shops. In Scandinavian countries, however, they are very popular fruits sold at markets.

 

Appearance, taste, characteristics

The structure of the cloudberry is similar to that of the blackberry, but the former is more spherical. When fully ripe cloudberries are yellow-orange and taste pleasantly bitter-sweet.

 

Ingredients

Cloudberries contain polyphenols, a secondary plant substance; above all they contain phenolic acids, in particular ellagic acid.

 

100 g contain:

 

Cloudberry, fresh

Energy (kcal)

36

Water (g)

87

Protein (g)

<1

Fat (g)

1

Carbohydrates (g)

4

Fibre (g)

4

Vitamin C (mg)

11

Vitamin A (RE) (µg)

4

Folic acid (µg)

2

Potassium (mg)

90

Sodium (mg)

2

Calcium (mg)

14

Magnesium (mg)

7

Iron (mg)

0.9

 

Form of consumption, use, processing, practical tips for preparation

Cloudberries can be eaten raw, but they taste just as good in the form of jam. Fruit sauces, ice cream, and desserts made of cloudberries are a welcome addition to the diet in Scandinavian countries.

 

 

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