The Cloudberry is called the "Gold of the forest" in Scandinavia. It grows in marshes which makes them really hard to pick in large quantities.
Cloudberries are commonly classified culinarily as berries but are actually botanically classified as fruit.
The fruit is initially red and hard, but as it matures it becomes more yellow, softer and juicy.
The Cloudberry is truly a case of the Swedish saying "We have many different names for the things we love"; Things and persons who are loved by many are known by many different names. This is especially true for children and the plethora of nicknames parents give them.
Cloudberries seems to be loved by more than a few!
They are also called:
- Nordic berry
- Knotberry or Knoutberry
- Aqpik or Low-bush Salmonberry
- Averin or Evron
What Cloudberries Are Used For
The ripe berries are mainly used for the production of jams, but also for liqueur. The leaves of the cloudberry bush is also dried to make delicious and nutritious tea.
Cloudberries are also often used for desserts, drinks and it's a perfect match with vanilla ice-cream. Add waffles with the ice-cream and the result will taste sublime!
You can freeze cloudberries. Freezing is suitable if you want the berry to retain its shape. I usually freeze them in plastic freezerbags in their own juice.
When it's time to enjoy them with some vanilla ice-cream I just add a tiny amount of sugar. This rounds up the taste just perfectly.
The berry can also be kept raw in a cold room in its own juice, provided they are not heated before.
By squeezing the berries you get a delicious vitamin juice worth its weight in gold.
How Do Cloudberries Differ From Other Berries?
If we won't mention the obvious answer about Cloudberries not being berries at all they do tend to be used as berries. So how do they differ from other berries?
Cloudberries only grow in northern climates. They grow slowly in the northern hemisphere and have a high content of vitamin C.
Cloudberries aren't cultivated and are very expensive
Cloudberries are not grown or cultivated in large scale, they grow almost exclusively in the wild.
Cloudberries aren't easily accessible when you want to pick some. They like moist fields and thrive in mosses and marshes.
This means there are no machines that can pick them, so the berries are picked by hand.
This makes cloudberry an expensive natural resource which in turn makes for a hefty premium when you buy products with the real deal.
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The choices you make today affects yours and your loved ones future health. Choose wisely!