Bilberries are the plants of the Vaccinium family. In Georgia there are four types of Vaccinium available: Vaccinium Myrtillus, Vaccinium Uliginosum, Vaccinium Vitis-idea and Vaccinium Arctostaphylos. LLC Caucasan is offering its customers dried Vaccinium Myrtillus fruits.
Bilberries have been used for centuries, both medicinally and as a food in jams and pies. Bilberry fruit contains chemicals known as anthocyanosides, plant pigments that have excellent antioxidant properties. They scavenge damaging particles in the body known as free radicals, helping prevent or reverse damage to cells. Antioxidants have been shown to help prevent a number of long-term illnesses, such as heart disease, cancer, and an eye disorder called macular degeneration. Bilberry also contains vitamin C, which is another antioxidant.
The blackberry is an edible fruit produced by many species in the Rubus genus in the Rosaceae family, hybrids among these species within the Rubus subgenus, and hybrids between the Rubus and Idaeobatus subgenera. What distinguishes the blackberry from its raspberry relatives is whether or not the torus (receptacle or stem) "picks with" (i.e., stays with) the fruit. When picking a blackberry fruit, the torus does stay with the fruit. With a raspberry, the torus remains on the plant, leaving a hollow core in the raspberry fruit.
The usually black fruit is not a berry in the botanical sense of the word. Botanically it is termed an aggregate fruit, composed of small drupelets. It is a widespread and well-known group of over 375 species. The soft fruit is popular for use in desserts, jams, seedless jelly, and sometimes wine. It is often mixed with apples for pies and crumbles.
Though blackberries are being cultivated, as with other products, LLC Caucasan offers customers the fruit and dried leaves of the uncultivated variety of Rubus Fruticosus that can be found in Georgian wilderness.
Apple trees belong to the genus Malus and are members of the large rose family. They are probably native to the Caucasus Mountains of western Asia, and perhaps to Anatolia, the Asian part of Turkey, where carbonized apples dating to 6500 b.c. have been found. In medicine the disinfectant and therapeutic qualities of the apple are highly valued. Naturally antitoxic, apples can modify the intestinal environment by reactivating the beneficial bacteria that normally flourish there. A highly digestible alkaline food, they have a high water content (around 85 percent), which quenches both immediate and cellular-level thirst. Apples contain both malic and tartaric acids, which help to remove impurities in the liver and inhibit the growth of ferments and disease-producing bacteria in the digestive tract. They also contain pectin, a gel-forming fiber that supplies galacturonic acid to prevent the putrefaction of protein. Pectins are also powerful in protecting against the toxic effects of certain chemicals in the diet. Studies indicate that eating apples daily will help reduce skin diseases, arthritis, and various lung and asthma problems; European research shows that apple pectin binds with radioactive residues and removes them from the body, along with lead, mercury, and other toxic heavy metals. Another benefit of pectin is that it limits the amount of fat our adipose (or fatty) cells can absorb by building a “barrier” that naturally controls the buildup of fat in the body. Although the apple itself is not particularly high in iron, it contains an element that improves the assimilation of iron in companion foods. All apples, although especially green apples, cleanse the liver and gallbladder and help soften gallstones. Apple leaves contain an antibiotic that, when crushed, can temporarily substitute for a bandage. To reduce fever in children, serve them grated raw apples. To ease a dry cough, steam apples with honey. To eliminate mucus from the lungs, prepare apples with agar.
LLC Caucasan, as with other products, offers its customers the uncultivated apples - Malus sieversii - from the forests of Georgia, dried and sliced.
ველური ვაშლის ჩირი - dry wild apples - droë wilde appel – mollë thatë egër - لتفاح البري الجاف - չոր վայրի խնձորի - quru çöl alma - lehor basa sagar - сухая дзікая яблыня - suho divlja jabuka - суха дива ябълка - pomera silvestre seca - 干野苹果 - suha divlja jabuka - suché wild apple - tør vild æble - droge wilde appel - kuiv loodusliku õuna - kuiva metsäomenapuu - pommier sauvage sec - trockene Wildäpfel - ξηρά άγρια μήλο - תפוח בר יבש - सूखी जंगली सेब - száraz vad alma - þurr villt epli - úll fiáin tirim - mela selvatica secca -ドライ野生リンゴ - құрғақ жабайы алма -건조 야생 사과 - кургак жапайы алма - sauss meža ābols - sausas laukinių obuolių - dréchent wëll Apel - сува диви јаболка - хуурай зэрлэг алим - tørr vill eple - سیب وحشی خشک - suche dzikiej jabłoni - maçã selvagem seco - măr sălbatic uscat - сухие дикие яблоки - сува дивља јабука - suché divoký jablko - suha divje jabolko - manzano silvestre seca - torr vild äpple - себ ваҳшӣ хушк - kuru yaban elma - суха дика яблуня - quruq, yovvoyi olma - טרוקן ווילד עפּל
Dry wild pear
The pear is any of several tree and shrub species of genus Pyrus /ˈpaɪrəs/, in the family Rosaceae. It is also the name of the pomaceous fruit of the trees. Several species of pear are valued for their edible fruit, while others are cultivated as ornamental trees
LLC Caucasan is working with the uncultivated species of pears that are available in the forests of Georgia – Pyrus Caucasica and Pyrus Balansae – and offers its customes the fruits in sliced and dried condition.
ველური მსხლის ჩირი - dry wild pear - droë wilde peer - dardhë e egër të thatë - الكمثرى البرية الجافة - չոր վայրի տանձ - quru çöl armud - сухая дзікая груша - suho divlje kruške - суха дива круша - perera silvestre seca - 干野梨 - suhe divlje kruške - suché divoká hruška - tør vild pære - droge wilde peer - kuiv loodusliku pirni - poirier sauvage sec - trockene Wildbirne - ξηρά άγρια αχλάδι- אגס בר יבש - सूखी जंगली नाशपाती - Száraz vadkörte - þurr villt pera - piorraí fiáin tirim - secca pero selvatico -乾燥野生の梨 - құрғақ жабайы алмұрт -건조 야생 배 - кургак жапайы алмурут - sauss meža bumbieris - sausas grikiai - dréchent wëll Biren - сува дива круша - хуурай зэрлэг лийрийн - tørr vill pære - گلابی وحشی خشک - suche dzika grusza - pêra selvagem seco - pere sălbatice uscat - сухая дикая груша - суво дивља крушка - suché divoký hruška - suha divja hruška - peral silvestre seca – torr vild päron – kuru vahşi armut - суха дика груша - quruq, yovvoyi nok – באַרנע ווילד טרוקן
Persimmon - Diospyros Kaki - is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Diospyros. Although its first published botanical description was not until 1780, the kaki is among the oldest plants in cultivation, known for its use in China for more than 2000 years.
The persimmon (kaki) is a sweet, slightly tangy fruit with a soft to occasionally fibrous texture. This species, native to China, is deciduous, with broad, stiff leaves. Cultivation extended first to other parts of East Asia and was later introduced to California and southern Europe in the 19th century, to Brazil in the 1890s.
The Diospyros Kaki was introduced in Georgia in early 20th century. Most widespread varieties are Hachia and Haiakume.
LLC Caucasan prepares its delicious dried persimmon from these two varieties.
Rosehip is the fruit of the rose plant, mainly of Rosa Canina, that typically is red-to-orange, but ranges from dark purple to black in some species. Rose hips begin to form after successful pollination of flowers in spring or early summer, and ripen in late summer through autumn.
Rose hips have multiple use: for herbal teas, jam, jelly, syrup, rose hip soup, beverages, pies, bread, wine, and marmalade. They can also be eaten raw, like a berry, if care is used to avoid the hairs inside the fruit.
As with many other products offered by LLC Caucasan, Rosehip is also being gathered in forests throughout Georgia by the local population and dried in the main facility for the further use. It is controlled that the gathered fruits are not from cultivated orchards in order to offer the customers the wild taste of Georgia.
The common sea buckthorn - Hippophae rhamnoides - is by far the most widespread of the species in the genus of sea buckthorns, with the ranges of its eight subspecies extending from the Atlantic coasts of Europe across to northwestern Mongolia and northwestern China. In western Europe, it is largely confined to sea coasts where salt spray off the sea prevents other larger plants from outcompeting it, but in central Asia, it is more widespread in dry semidesert sites where other plants cannot survive the dry conditions.
Sea Buckthorn is full of all the Omegas – 3, 6, 9 and the rare 7, as well as a host of antioxidants and other healing nutrients. It has been used to heal psoriasis and make skin glow, boost immunity, slow aging, and lower cholesterol, but it also has numerous other qualities that make it a superior source of vitamins and minerals we all need.
It has multiple uses due to its protein building amino acids, vitamins B1, B2, K, C, A, E, and folic acid, over 60 antioxidants, at least 20 minerals, and healthy fatty acids. The fruit is full of carotenoids, xanthophylls, phenolics, and flavanoids, too. Its an absolute power house of nutrients. The leaves, berries and roots can all be used in different forms.