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Dark Tickle Jams - Blueberry, Partridgeberry and Bakeapple
Dark Tickle - Jams and Spreads
Blueberry Jam
250 ml - $11.50 CDN

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Dark Tickle - Jams and Spreads
Partridgeberry Jam
250 ml - $11.50 CDN

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Dark Tickle - Jams and Spreads
Bakeapple Jam
250 ml - $15.95 CDN

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A high quality product. In the jams only blueberries and sugar are used. No water is added. Wild Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium). There are several species of blueberries worldwide of which one, possibly two, grow in Newfoundland. These are a low-growing subshrub, anywhere from 2-24" inches in length usually forming dense, extensive colonies. They are generally found in Newfoundland's forests, coastal headlands, high moors, peaty barrens, and exposed rocky outcrops. The picking season is anywhere from mid-August to late September. Very sweet in taste they are far superior to their cultivated cousins. Wild blueberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, niacin, manganese, carbohydrates, and dietary fibre. They also contain little sodium or fat. High content of anthocyanin and antioxidants attribute to the prevention of high blood pressure, urinary tract infections, cardiovascular disease, cataracts, slowing such aging processes as memory loss and the deterioration of motor skill, improving circulation, as well as the prevention of certain forms of cancer.
Partridgeberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea). Internationally known as the lingonberry this relative of the cranberry family is a low mat forming evergreen shrub with tiny rounded leaves. These berries grow in the dry, acidic soils of Newfoundland and Labrador's barrens and coastal headlands. Their twin flowers have a pinkish hue in bud then turn white as they bloom in mid-June to mid-July. The fusing of the two flower ovaries gives rise to a single dark red berry ripening through September's frost. Tart in flavour they are high in vitamin C, tannin, anthocyanin, and antioxidants. These agents are attributed to the prevention of high blood pressure, urinary tract infections, cardiovascular disease, cataracts, slowing such aging processes as memory loss and the deterioration of motor skill, improving circulation, as well as the prevention of certain forms of cancer.
Bakeapple (Cloudberry)(Rubus Chamaemorus). 'Bakeapple', anglicized from the French, 'baie qu'appelle...' meaning, 'what is this berry called..?', is internationally known as a 'Cloudberry'. It is similar in appearance to a rather large raspberry and has what some say a distinct honey/apricot-like flavour. Others claim its unique delectableness is beyond compare. The color is orange/yellow and grows one berry to a plant approximately 3-4" high. Bakeapples are members of the rose family having close relatives such as the raspberry, blackberry, nagoonberry, and thimbleberry. Male and female flowers grow seperately with each plant growing a single white, five petalled flower from the tip of the stem. The fruit is red when unripe and turns a soft golden orange at maturity. They are generally ready for picking around mid August. Bakeapples occupy a variety of moist northern tundra and peat bog habitats. These berries are extremely rich in vitamin C and contain few calories. The juice has been used to treat hives.

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Bakeapple (Cloudberry)(Rubus chamaemorus). This berry is internationally known as a 'cloudberry' and is similar in appearance to a rather large raspberry, however, the color is orange/yellow and grows one berry to a plant approximately 3-4" high. These plants are found in northern peat bogs.

Partridgeberry (Vaccinium vitis idaea). Internationally known as the lingonberry this relative of the cranberry family is a low mat forming shrub which grows in somewhat higher and drier northern areas.

Wild Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium). There are several species of blueberries worldwide of which one, possibly two, grow in Newfoundland. These are of the low bush variety.



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