Po Valley Foods - Olio e Sale Wild Bilberry Extra Jam
Olio e Sale's "Mertilli Neri Selvatici" or Wild Bilberries, grow wild in the TuscanEmilian Appennines, the mountains separating Modena and Bologna from Florence. Olio e Sale's Wild Bilberry products are hand-harvested and produced in limited batches. Award-winning Bilberry Extra Jam, boast an intense purple color, irresistible sweet tart flavor and the highest level of anti-oxidants of any other fruit.
Slightly tart with little sugar added, the extra jam may be spread on toast or crackers, and it is a perfect accompaniment to your favorite cheese.
Olio e Sale's "Mertilli Neri Selvatici" or Wild Bilberries, grow wild in the TuscanEmilian Appennines. Every morning in August and September harvesters from the tiny town of Fellicarolo hike up Monte Cimone to hand-pick bilberries at a height of 1700 meters (5600 feet).
Unlike its cousin, the American blueberry, native European wild bilberries are almost impossible to cultivate, requiring very acidic and low nutrient soil to grow. Experience the wild bilberry's burst of flavor (and nutrients) and you'll agree the effort of handpicking them is certainly worthwhile!