Enjoying wild Nordic lingonberries in jam is one of the easiest ways to incorporate these berries into your diet every day.
Wild Nordic lingonberries (Vaccinium Vitis-idaea) may be pint-sized, but they’re rich with nutrients and antioxidants.
Lingonberries also go by the name cowberry, bearberry, and foxberry. They’re native to the Arctic tundra in the Northern Hemisphere.
The light and cool temperatures of these areas, coupled with long days in the Northern Arctic, provide the perfect temperatures responsible for the wild berries’ strong flavour and high nutrient density.
The sweet and tart taste of our Organic Wild Lingonberry Jam makes it pair up well with almost every dish. We’re careful to keep our jam pure from additives, fillers, preservatives, and refined sugar for an all-natural flavor.
You can use wild lingonberry jam with:
- Toast, muffins, and pancakes
- Baked goodies
- Fried foods
- Frozen desserts
- Smoothies and porridges
Here are a variety of healthy meal ideas that can be used with this jam so that you don’t fall into a repetitive routine.
Idea 1: Use Lingonberry Jam for Nutrient-Dense Smoothies
Add the nutritional goodness of lingonberries to your smoothies.
Blend one tablespoon of lingonberry jam, a cup of almond milk, one tablespoon of chia seeds, and 3/4 cup of ice to your preferred consistency.
It makes for a quick dairy-free smoothie and healthy treat to boost your energy.
Another one of our favorite smoothie recipes includes:
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 small ripe avocado
- 1 tablespoon of lingonberry jam
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla powder
Idea 2: Deliciously Addicting Desserts
Lingonberry Ice Cream
How does lingonberry jam in ice cream sound?
Whisk a can of coconut milk, a 1/3 cup of maple syrup, and a tablespoon of vanilla in a bowl until the ingredients are well-combined. Pour into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
When ready, top the ice cream with 2 tablespoons of lingonberry jam. You could also sprinkle some crushed almonds and nuts on top for a satisfying crunch.
If you like a bit of spice, include some freshly grated ginger either on top or in the ice cream itself.
Alternatively, add lingonberry jam to the ice cream maker along with other ingredients:
- As the ice cream maker is working on the mixture of coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla, heat a 1/4 of lingonberry jam on medium heat to make it thin.
- Add the liquid-like jam to the ice cream maker five minutes before the churning process is complete.
Greek Yoghurt Popsicles With Lingonberry
Follow these steps:
- In a bowl, top Greek yogurt with a teaspoon of Lingonberry jam.
- Gently fold the jam into the yogurt without completely mixing the two ingredients for a patterned appearance.
- Spoon the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until solid.
Idea 3: Lingonberry Jam With Dinner
Fried Herring with Lingonberry Jam
This nutritious herring recipe served with lingonberry jam is a perfect example:
- 4 filleted herring
- 1½ cups of rye flour
- ¼ cup butter
- Salt, paprika, and pepper
You can add as little or as much of the spices as desired.
- Season the filleted herring with salt, paprika, and pepper.
- On a large plate, mix the rye flour with paprika, pepper, and a little salt. Lay the herring fillets in the mixture. Coat both sides with the rye flour and shake off any excess.
- Over medium heat, melt the butter in a frying pan. Once hot, fry both sides of the herring until crispy and well-cooked.
Serve with a side of lingonberry jam.
Gluten-Free Meatballs With Lingonberry Jam
You’ll love the flavour of lingonberry jam alongside these gluten- and dairy-free meatballs.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- 1 pound ground turkey or beef
- ½ cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- Salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to taste
Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Knead together to form decent-sized balls and bake for 30 minutes or until brown.
Make a sauce using:
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds
- 1 cup chicken gravy
- 2 tablespoons of Greek yoghurt
- Salt and pepper
Get your saucepan ready:
- Melt the butter on medium heat.
- Mix the crushed flax seeds with four tablespoons of water and add to the saucepan to thicken.
- Add chicken gravy and bring to a boil under medium-high heat while stirring constantly.
- Lower the heat and simmer until thickened.
- Add Greek yoghurt one tablespoon at a time as you stir. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Add your meatballs to the sauce and stir.
Serve the meatballs with a side of lingonberry jam.
Potato Pancakes with Lingonberry Jam
Here is an easy Swedish potato pancake recipe that uses:
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 eggs
- 1½ pounds of firm raw potatoes
- 2 cups butter for frying
- Salt and pepper
Make your pancakes:
- Whisk together whole wheat flour, eggs, and salt in a bowl to form a smooth batter. Add pepper to your taste.
- Grate potatoes and stir them into the batter. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes.
- Heat a thin coat of butter in a frying pan.
- Pour about half a cup of the mixture into the pan, spread evenly.
- Fry both sides on medium heat until golden brown. Each side should take about 4 minutes.
- Repeat until all of the mixture is used.
Pour lingonberry jam on the pancakes and serve.
You can alternate Swedish potato pancakes with oatmeal and banana pancakes, all served with a side or topping of lingonberry jam.
Gluten-Free Muffins with Lingonberry Jam
Lingonberry jam muffins are another healthy breakfast option you can add to your rotation. You’ll love the taste that the real fruit pieces in LOOV Food Organic Wild Lingonberry jam will bring to your muffins.
These muffins also make an excellent after-school snack.
For this recipe you’ll need:
- 2½ cups blanched almond flour
- 6 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- 3 large eggs
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Start by lining muffin tin slots with cups and preheat the oven to 350F.
- In a bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients—milk, eggs, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
- Mix the dry ingredients—almond flour, salt, and baking powder in a separate bowl.
- Slowly add the wet mixture to the dry and lightly combine with a spatula.
- Pour or spoon into the lined muffin cups. Add one and a half teaspoons of lingonberry jam into the batter of each muffin and gently swirl it with a toothpick to form a pattern.
- Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes or until fully cooked.
Optional: Instead of adding lingonberry jam to the batter, you can also bake the muffins and top them with lingonberry jam as you serve.
What Are the Health Benefits of Wild Nordic Lingonberry Jam?
Lingonberry Jam Is High in Antioxidants
Lingonberries contain antioxidants, like procyanidin. They also contain high levels of quercetin and resveratrol. These are all polyphenols that have high antioxidant power.
Organic wild lingonberries have an even higher content than cultivated varieties.
To ensure you get all the antioxidants lingonberries are capable of offering, our jam is made using only hand-picked wild lingonberries from organic forests in Finland.
Plant polyphenols are effective in preventing chronic diseases, including cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular diseases.
It May Help With Weight Control
Lingonberry jam made from wild Nordic berries with no added sugar is low in calories. It has about 53 calories per 100 g serving.
Results from a study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information also shows that a high-fat diet combined with lingonberry results in 26% less weight gain and 25% less visceral fat than a high-fat diet without the fruit.
Eating unsweetened lingonberry jam every day as part of a healthy diet can help prevent obesity.
Controls Blood Sugar Levels
Studies suggest that lingonberries can decrease the concentration of glucose in the blood and are effective in treating the symptoms of diabetes.
Other research has shown that eating a high-sugar diet with lingonberries minimises the spike in insulin caused by sugar. On a related note, regular consumption reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Promotes a Healthy Heart
Lingonberries have been proven to slow down the progression of atherosclerosis by reducing triglyceride levels in the blood.
Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood. High levels of triglycerides caused by a high-fat diet can lead to atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis is the name given to the thickening of arteries due to a build-up of plaque on the inner lining of the heart. The thickening blocks blood flow and limits the flow of blood to your body’s organs, potentially leading to a heart attack or stroke.
Get Your LOOV Food Wild Nordic Lingonberry Jam
Add your own flavours and twists to the recipes we’ve suggested.
Go ahead and use the jam with any meal your creative mind whips up in the kitchen, and enjoy the numerous health benefits this fruit has to offer.
When you don’t have the energy or time to make a meal, enjoy a scoop of plain LOOV Food wild Nordic lingonberry jam plain or on a cracker. Start and end every day with powerful nutrition.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does Lingonberry Jam Last?
An open can of wild Nordic lingonberry jam lasts five days with refrigeration, after which it becomes more acidic. Organic lingonberry jam doesn’t contain preservatives or added sugar.
No-sugar jams have a short refrigerated shelf life compared to jams with added sugar. The reason for this is that sugar masks the gradual change in the natural flavour of the berries.
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