May 09, 2021
KCNA Naenara (En)

Paektusan Bog Bilberry

Date: 19/04/2021 | Source: Naenara (En) | Read original version at source

Paektusan bog bilberry is one of specialties of Korea.

Koreans have a long history of using the bog bilberry in their life.

According to old records, bog bilberry grown in the Kapsan area of Ryanggang Province was famous. Locals called it “Tuljuk” and preserved it in honey like strawberry before eating.

Ryanggang Province, where stands Mt Paektu, is well-known across the country for having large resources of bog bilberry. The plant thrives on the Paengmu Plateau, and Hwangsuwon and other alpine regions in the Mt Paektu area. Bog bilberry fields sprawl over tens of thousands of hectares.

Bog bilberry contains protein, crude fat, pectin, flavonoid, and various vitamins including vitamin C. It is efficacious in preventing and treating the diseases of cardiovascular and circulatory systems. It promotes metabolism, relieves coughing, binds the bowels, reduces the fever and detoxifies drug poisoning. Anthocyanin, an element of bog bilberry, strengthens blood vessels and improves eyesight. Juicy or dried bog bilberry has an effect on controlling the blood-sugar levels of a diabetic.

Taking large amounts of bog bilberry is helpful to curing acute and chronic enterocolitis, tonsillitis and urinary tract infection, retarding skin aging and removing wrinkles.

Dr. Yun Hyon Guk, researcher of bog bilberry laboratory in the Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute under Hyesan University of Agriculture and Forestry, said: Bog bilberry is a pride of the country, as well as a specialty of Mt Paektu.

At present, many countries and regions cultivate bog bilberry. But the Paektusan bog bilberry enjoys the sweeping popularity as it grows in the clean forests and flatlands around Mt Paektu.

Researchers put fresh bog bilberry branches in glass tubes with nutritive liquid to sprout them, ensuring a high survival rate. They also introduce the tissue culture to mass-produce superior species of saplings by an industrial method.

The Paektusan Bog Bilberry Processing Factory and the Samjiyon Bog Bilberry Drink Factory produce jam, carbonated drink, fermented vinegar drink and other goods, steadily increasing their varieties.

Besides, the Kumkhop General Foodstuff Factory for Sportspersons, the forestry products exchange company under the Academy of Forestry and other small units in Pyongyang produce tea, Eskimo pie, candy and biscuit with Paektusan bog bilberry, thus rendering services to promoting the people’s health.

More From Naenara (En)

Idea on Single-hearted Unity

Idea on Single-hearted Unity

General Secretary Kim Jong Un of the Workers’ Party of Korea has further consolidated the single-hearted unity, the great

Naenara (En) May 09, 2021

General Secretary Kim Jong Un of the Workers’ Party of Korea has further consolidated the single-hearted unity, the great

Red Cross Activities in Full Swing

Red Cross Activities in Full Swing

The Red Cross society of the DPRK is actively assisting the government with its efforts for epidemic disease prevention. It is

Naenara (En) May 08, 2021

The Red Cross society of the DPRK is actively assisting the government with its efforts for epidemic disease prevention. It is

Young People Held Pledge Meetings

Young People Held Pledge Meetings

Young people and students in the capital city of Pyongyang and other parts of the country held pledge meetings to give full play

Naenara (En) May 08, 2021

Young people and students in the capital city of Pyongyang and other parts of the country held pledge meetings to give full play

Friendly Ties of DPRK-China Grow Stronger

Friendly Ties of DPRK-China Grow Stronger

Today, the Korean people are significantly marking the 3rd anniversary of visit of the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un to China’s

Naenara (En) May 07, 2021

Today, the Korean people are significantly marking the 3rd anniversary of visit of the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un to China’s

Natural Monument—West Pyongyang Fold

Natural Monument—West Pyongyang Fold

The West Pyongyang Fold is located in Jungdang-dong, Hyongjesan District, Pyongyang.Its geological strata are composed of sandston

Naenara (En) May 06, 2021

The West Pyongyang Fold is located in Jungdang-dong, Hyongjesan District, Pyongyang.Its geological strata are composed of sandston

To Achieve Greater Victory by Dint of Unity

To Achieve Greater Victory by Dint of Unity

It is a peculiar trait of the Korean people to make leap forward and innovations by dint of unity and cohesion of the ranks based

Naenara (En) May 06, 2021

It is a peculiar trait of the Korean people to make leap forward and innovations by dint of unity and cohesion of the ranks based

Praise of War Crimes Is Intolerable

Praise of War Crimes Is Intolerable

Japan persists in reviving militarism. Shortly ago, Japanese Prime Minister Suga and some other government officials offered a

Naenara (En) May 06, 2021

Japan persists in reviving militarism. Shortly ago, Japanese Prime Minister Suga and some other government officials offered a

May and Folk Customs

May and Folk Customs

In May there are two of 24 seasonal divisions of the year: Ripha and Soman . Ripha , which means the beginning of summer, falls on

Naenara (En) May 05, 2021

In May there are two of 24 seasonal divisions of the year: Ripha and Soman . Ripha , which means the beginning of summer, falls on

Invest in Midwives

Invest in Midwives

May 5 is International Midwives’ Day. Every year, 289 000 pregnant women and nursing mothers die of complications of pregnancy

Naenara (En) May 05, 2021

May 5 is International Midwives’ Day. Every year, 289 000 pregnant women and nursing mothers die of complications of pregnancy

Association for the Restoration of the Fatherland

Association for the Restoration of the Fatherland

Eighty-five years have passed since the founding of the Association for the Restoration of the Fatherland, the first anti-Japanese

Naenara (En) May 05, 2021

Eighty-five years have passed since the founding of the Association for the Restoration of the Fatherland, the first anti-Japanese

To Consolidate Production Foundations

To Consolidate Production Foundations

The Kusong Chicken Farm is directing great efforts to consolidating its production foundations. Last year, it manufactured and

Naenara (En) May 04, 2021

The Kusong Chicken Farm is directing great efforts to consolidating its production foundations. Last year, it manufactured and

New Institutes Inaugurated

New Institutes Inaugurated

The Agrobiology Institute, the Plant Protection Institute, the Agricultural Nanotechnology Institute and the Agrochemistry

Naenara (En) May 03, 2021

The Agrobiology Institute, the Plant Protection Institute, the Agricultural Nanotechnology Institute and the Agrochemistry

Diverse Kinds of Goods Are Produced

Diverse Kinds of Goods Are Produced

Most recently, the Hamhung Woolen Textile Mill is producing various kinds of goods by making use of domestic raw materials. Its

Naenara (En) May 03, 2021

Most recently, the Hamhung Woolen Textile Mill is producing various kinds of goods by making use of domestic raw materials. Its

Kim Yo Jong Issues Statement

Kim Yo Jong Issues Statement

Kim Yo Jong, deputy department director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, issued the following statement on

Naenara (En) May 02, 2021

Kim Yo Jong, deputy department director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, issued the following statement on

Party and Government Officials Encourage Working People on May Day

Party and Government Officials Encourage Working People on May Day

On the occasion of the 131st May Day, the international holiday of working people all over the world, Party and government

Naenara (En) May 02, 2021

On the occasion of the 131st May Day, the international holiday of working people all over the world, Party and government

May Day Marked across Country

May Day Marked across Country

They visited the Plaza of the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the supreme sanctuary of Juche where the great leaders Kim Il Sung and

Naenara (En) May 02, 2021

They visited the Plaza of the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the supreme sanctuary of Juche where the great leaders Kim Il Sung and

14th Plenary Meeting of 14th SPA Standing Committee Held

14th Plenary Meeting of 14th SPA Standing Committee Held

The 14th Plenary Meeting of the 14th Standing Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK was held on April 30. Choe

Naenara (En) May 02, 2021

The 14th Plenary Meeting of the 14th Standing Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK was held on April 30. Choe

Pledge Meeting of Youth Held

Pledge Meeting of Youth Held

A meeting of the young vanguard was held on April 30 to vow to give full play to the might of the Socialist Patriotic Youth League

Naenara (En) May 02, 2021

A meeting of the young vanguard was held on April 30 to vow to give full play to the might of the Socialist Patriotic Youth League

Efforts for Updating Equipment

Efforts for Updating Equipment

The Hamhung Chongryon Plastic Processing Factory is making efforts to update its equipment. Its workers manufactured and installed

Naenara (En) May 02, 2021

The Hamhung Chongryon Plastic Processing Factory is making efforts to update its equipment. Its workers manufactured and installed

More Articles