In addition of the aid stations of the race, Food is provided all the way during the race (almost, not on the most rocky parts on the ridges). You just need to look under your feet and pick some berries. Here the list of the berries you can find and his proprieties: Vaccinium vitis-idaea (lingonberry or cowberry): The berries contain plentiful organic acids, vitamin C, vitamin A (as beta carotene), B vitamins (B1, B2, B3), and the elements potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. In addition to these nutrients, they also contain phytochemicals that are thought to counteract urinary-tract infections, and the seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Vaccinium myrtillus (blueberry): have a diverse range of micronutrients, manganese,vitamin C, vitamin K and dietary fiber One serving provides a relatively low glycemic load score of 4 out of 100 per day. Blueberries contain anthocyanins, other pigments and various phytochemicals.
Rubus chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Cloudberries contain Vitamin C, citric acid, malic acid, α-tocopherol, anthocyanins and the provitamin A carotenoid, β-carotene in contents which differ across regions of Finland due to sunlight exposure, rainfall or temperature. The ellagitannins lambertianin C and sanguiin H-6 are also present. Genotype of cloudberry variants may also affect polyphenol composition, particularly for ellagitannins, sanguiin H-6, anthocyanins and quercetin.
Empetrum nigrum, crowberry ( black crowberry ) The fruits contain mostly water. Their vitamin content is low, as is the concentration of volatile liquids, the lack of which makes them almost odorless. The acidity is lower than is typically encountered in forest berries, and benzene acids are almost absent.