4 Ways to Add Nordic Lingonberries for Guilt-Free Snacks

Do you want to enjoy the benefits of lingonberries but find the taste too sour for your taste buds?

The intense flavour of Nordic lingonberries makes them difficult for some to consume on their own.

Lingonberry lovers add them to their favorite dishes and drinks. Lingonberries pair well with both sweet and savory foods, and their rich color and tangy taste will transform your mid-morning snack.

Nordic lingonberries have significant health benefits, meaning you can indulge guiltlessly while knowing that you’ve supplemented your diet with essential nutrients.

Freeze-dried lingonberries are excellent for hyper-healthy snacking, ideal for nibbling or cooking. These healthy snacks are fat-free and are rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium, and Vitamin C.

Our lingonberries are processed in their natural state to provide you with products you can enjoy guilt-free. Available as powder, whole berries, jams, and concentrated juice, lingonberries can be snacked on alone, or be used in the cooking process.

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1: Add Lingonberry Powder to Ready-Made Snacks

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Lingonberry powder stacked with nutrients

Organic wild lingonberry powder is the easiest to add to your snacks. You can measure the quantity you desire if you’re concerned about the sour taste. Add freeze-dried lingonberry powder to:

  • Yoghurt
  • Porridge
  • Chia-seed pudding
  • Desserts
  • Shakes
  • Smoothies

LOOV Food Organic Wild Lingonberry Powder is made from freeze-dried whole berries, meaning all of their nutrients are retained. Our powder doesn’t dissolve entirely when mixed with water, compared to other lingonberry powder on the market where the pulp, seeds and skin have been removed.

The recommended daily intake is two tablespoons. You can spread it throughout the day if two tablespoons are too much for you. Add one tablespoon to your morning cereal and the other tablespoon to your late afternoon snack. Either way, you get the full nutritional benefits.

You get more micronutrients in your snacks when they include wild lingonberries because they contain a higher amount of an antioxidant called Procyanidin.

Studies show that regular Procyanidin intake has outstanding health benefits such as:

  • Limits anti-inflammatory response
  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Prevents damage and death of vital body cells
  • Reduces premenstrual syndrome
  • Treats erectile dysfunction caused by high blood pressure

If using cultivated lingonberry powder, you’ll need to add an extra teaspoon to achieve the same results as wild lingonberry powder.

Expert Tip: Completely seal the package after use to prevent clumping and to preserve all nutrients.

2: Add Freeze-Dried Whole Lingonberries to Your Baking

Freeze-Dried Organic Wild Lingonberry Powder
Freeze-dried whole lingonberries adds a savoury flavour to your meal

Have you ever considered baking with freeze-dried lingonberries instead of fresh ones?

Baking with freeze-dried whole berries ensures you enjoy the original colour, texture, and taste of the fruit. You can add them whole, crush or blend them, depending on your recipe and baking goals.

Baking recipes you can add freeze-dried lingonberries to include:

  • Muffins
  • Macaroons
  • Bread
  • Pancakes
  • Cakes

Lingonberries add a unique and explosive taste to cake recipes. Combine the berries with sweet fruits like pineapple, raisins, strawberry and banana to neutralise their sour taste.

Muffins have a sensational texture and colour when you blend whole lingonberries before adding them to the batter. You can also include them in the icing, or as a final topping to give your muffins a superb visual appeal and a fresh, tart flavour.

Muffins with whole lingonberries on top
Add whole lingonberries as final muffin topping

Using freeze-dried whole lingonberries in your baking will give your snacks more minerals and vitamins, which will strengthen your immune system.

Freeze-drying removes water and moisture, preserving 97% of the fruit’s nutrients and keeps them fresh for longer. The freezing process occurs immediately after harvesting—when berries are fully ripe and mature.

LOOV Food Freeze-Dried Wild Lingonberries are harvested from certified Nordic forests, which guarantees the package you get contains the cleanest and highest quality lingonberries.

Add LOOV Food Freeze-Dried Lingonberries to any snack with confidence. The table below summarizes the full process these berries go through:

Process How it’s Done
Harvesting Picked gently by hand or using a handheld berry-picking rake.

 

Only picked when they’re fully ripe and red.

Transportation Transported in buckets or containers with limited exposure to the sun.
Cleaning Lingonberries are cleaned while removing unwanted dirt and leaves.
Freezing Frozen in very low temperatures of up to -46 degrees Celsius.
Freeze-drying Sublimation process removes water from the lingonberries without interfering with the composition of the fruit.
Secondary drying Lingonberries undergo heating of up to 48 degrees Celsius to remove excess humidity.
Packaging Lingonberries are sealed in moisture-free air-tight packages

3: Use Nordic Lingonberry Fruit Spread on Your Snacks

Nordic Lingonberry Jam
Natural jam from Nordic forest lingonberries

Health enthusiasts know that most jams are unhealthy for daily consumption because they contain:

  • High amounts of sugar
  • Low levels of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients
  • Added preservatives, artificial colours and flavourings

Nordic organic lingonberries make the healthiest jam on the market because the jams are made from whole lingonberries and don’t contain added ingredients.

Every 100g of LOOV Food Organic Wild Lingonberry Fruit Spread contains 40 whole lingonberries. It has a distinct taste of both sweet and sour that will enhance any snack. You can spread lingonberry spread on your:

  • Bread
  • Crackers
  • English-muffins
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles

Lingonberry fruit spread is superior to other berry jams because it has more micronutrients with beneficial effects for your body.

Micronutrient Health Benefit
Resveratrol Protects your eyesight

 

Reduces the formation of bad cholesterol

Slows down cognitive decline

Quercetin Reduces inflammatory response

 

Promotes better heart health

Increases athletic performance

Lignans Cleans the gut and promotes good bowel movements

 

Promotes uterine and prostate health

Prevents cell damage

Apart from enjoying lingonberry fruit spread on your mid-morning snack, you can also use it to make your mid-day or evening vegetable salad.

Combine your favorite salad greens, then thoroughly mix the fruit spread with lemon juice, olive oil, white wine vinegar, salt, and pepper, all to your taste preference. Drizzle the mixture over the green salad and enjoy the bursting taste lingonberry creates.

4: Enjoy Nordic Lingonberry Juice With Your Snacks

Most snacks tend to be sugary. If you’re keeping an eye on your calorie intake, you’ll need to balance your energy intake by combining sugary snacks with a drink that doesn’t contain added sugar.

Organic wild lingonberry juice is the ideal drink to accompany snacks because it is:

  • High in fibre
  • Low in calories
  • High in antioxidants and phytonutrients
  • Unsweetened

LOOV Food Organic Wild Lingonberry Juice is unfiltered and has a rich red color. Without any additional sugar, the juice maintains the distinct sweet and tart taste of lingonberries.

Filtered lingonberry juices you find in the market are ready to drink because they’re diluted with water. LOOV Food Organic Lingonberry Juice is undiluted, leaving it up to you to decide how much water to add.

Another option is to add 10–20ml of the concentrated juice to:

  • Cocktails
  • Kombucha
  • Squeezed fruit juice
  • Sauces
  • Pudding

Lingonberry juice from the Nordic forests retains the berry’s strong flavor and rich nutrients because these regions are characterized by long days. The cool temperatures and abundant sunlight help the lingonberries produce crucial nutrients such as polyphenols.

Polyphenols are by-products of plants that they synthesize to protect themselves from pests, environmental hazards, and UV rays. The more natural the environment, the higher the level of polyphenols.

In humans, polyphenols help to boost digestion, promote heart health and maintain brain function. Nordic lingonberries are rich in polyphenols, and you’re bound to enjoy their benefits.

Here’s what a satisfied LOOV Food customer had to say.

“This is a really great juice. I’m a huge fan of healthy foods, and I’m happy I found this juice to add to my diet. It’s a little sour and slightly bitter but so refreshing and healthy. It’s just pure juice. I mix my new summer drink with this: Wild Lingonberry Juice, freshly squeezed orange juice and lots of ice cubes! Love it!”
Stephanie

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You can’t go wrong with LOOV Food lingonberry juice

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Wild Lingonberries Taste Like Wild Cranberries?

Not really. Nordic lingonberries are slightly less sour than cranberries, but they’re not as sweet as raspberries. They have an excellent balance of sweetness and tartness, making them great for baking and cocktails. Freeze-dried organic whole wild lingonberries from the Nordic forests retain more flavor, nutrients, and color compared to cultivated lingonberries.

To Which Foods Can I Add Nordic Lingonberries?

Lingonberries’ sweet-tart taste makes them suitable for all types of foods, including:

  • Meatballs
  • Pancakes
  • Rice pudding
  • Fried herring
  • Vegetable and fruit salad
  • Oatmeal and quinoa

Where Can I Buy Nordic Organic Wild Lingonberries?

You can buy fresh wild lingonberries in the market during the peak August to October season. During other months, you can purchase freeze-dried organic wild lingonberries from reputable and certified food stores with labels indicating they’re from the Nordic forests.

LOOV Food Organic Wild Lingonberries are handpicked from certified Nordic forests in Finland. Our lingonberry products, which include powder, jam, juice and freeze-dried whole berries, don’t contain added sugar, preservatives, flavouring, fillers or binders.

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