These are small brown-colored berries that ripen in autumn. They are used to make jams, juices, tarts, and liqueurs. They are high in vitamin C content and contain benzoic acids that act as natural preservatives. Cloudberry grows in swampy areas of the world especially Europe, Russia, Scandinavia, and other Northern Climates… and has many health benefits, the berries are yellow in color with a tart and sweet taste.
Cloudberry usually has an amber or golden-yellow color when it is in Ripe stage. Also, ripe Cloudberries are soft, juicy, and have a tartish flavor. Other names that people use for Cloudberries are Bakeapple, Baked Apple Berry, Yellowberry, Salmonberry, and Binomial Name is Rubus Chamaemorus. In Russian Cloudberry is called морошка and pronounced as moroshka.
Cloudberry is packed with vitamin C and also Vitamin A, and the leaves of the Cloudberry plant can be made into a tea that’s great for urinary tract infections.
Cloudberries also contain lots of B Vitamins, and E, and micro elements such as phosphorus, iron, magnesium, cobalt, silicon, calcium, and also contain a good amount of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, carotenoids, phytosterols, and protein.
They are also diuretic, and help to stop internal bleeding and improve digestion.
Cloudberries have been used to protect against cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and liver and gallbladder disease, prevents anemia, and have been used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome and even prevent metabolic disorders… and boost respiratory system function.
Cloudberries are great for wound healing, preventing colds and infections, slowing aging, boosting the immune system and preventing cancer… and they are anti-inflammatory in action helping too!
Cloudberries helps you absorb iron and protects you with lots of great antioxidants, and Cloudberries kill Giardia a terrible intestinal parasite, plus it also works to strongly inhibit some types of bacteria growth including staph and salmonella because Cloudberries contains ellagic acid.
Plus Cloudberries improve the health of your gums and teeth, Cloudberries also contain soluble fiber that lowers cholesterol and help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Cloudberries are made into ice cream, liqueurs, jams, juices, and even put in breads and cheese. Plus Cloudberries are being used in cosmetics, hair products, and it’s great for the skin, nails, and hair.
The Nutrients in about an ounce (28 grams) of Raw Cloudberries are:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin C (Large Amount)
- Natural Fats
- The possible Health Benefits of Cloudberries are:
- Improves wound healing
- Prevents cells from damages
- Improves gums health
- Improves teeth health
- Improves Immune System
- Protects from free radicals
- Reduces Aging
- Lowers Risks of some Cancers
- Improves Iron absorption
- Improves Lung health
- Prevents from frequent colds
- Protects from frequent infections
- The compounds of primary interest in cloudberry are vitamin C and ellagotannins with a high level of ellagic acid that exhibits biological activities. Ellagic acid, a dietary phenolic, offers considerable promise as anticarcinogen, antimutagen and antioxidant. The ellagic acid content in cloudberries could have health benefits.
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