Mettä (formerly Helsinki Wildfoods) combines birch sugar and wild lingonberries to create a unique product with many uses. It's perfect in smoothies or yogurt but also a great ingredient for baking.
Lingonberries are one of the pearls of the Finland's Arctic forests. Similar to the blueberry (bilberry), lingonberries have been valued in Finland for generations for their health benefits. They are a great source of vitamin E and contain plenty of fibre, antioxidants and polyphenols.
Birch sugar, also known as xylitol, is a natural sweetener with 40% less calories than refined sugar and scores only 7 on the glycemic index (in contrast, refined sugar scores 68). It is a popular sweetener in Finland and studies have shown that it is beneficial to dental health. Read more about birch sugar.
Lingonberries are by nature a bit bitter and for that reason for everybody. But the combination with the sweetness of birch sugar strikes a great balance. They are an ideal pair to spruce up your favourite food and delicacies.
This product by Helsinki Wildfoods combines these two wonderful ingredients and has plenty of uses. It is a great addition to smoothies but can also be used in baking as a sugar replacement and extra flavour while adding some health benefits of the lingonberries.
Recommended in: Smoothies, yogurt, porridge. Ideal for baking and as sugar replacement.
Birch sugar (89%), lingonberry powder (11%).
Recommended usage: 1-3 teaspoons per day. Excessive consumption may cause a laxative effect.
Bio bag. Store in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.
Origin: Finland. The birch sugar is produced ecologically using the side stream fibre waste from the wood industry.
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