Cloudberries or aqpik are a fabulous northern treat! Growing very low to the ground in boggy or damp areas, cloudberries resemble raspberries or small blackberries in their shape. When they’re ripe, they turn from red to a golden amber. They are sweet but also tart and they can be turned into wonderful jams or sauces or are completely yummy just on their own.
Cloudberries love to grow in cooler climates and although it’s not impossible to do so, they have been rather resistant to cultivation. They are very delicate and do not travel well; it’s best to pick them and then use them as soon as possible.
In some areas they have been protected from commercialism. High in anti-oxidants, especially vitamin C, they are a truly complete food. And besides, they taste so good!