Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Aids in digestion
Aids in red blood cell formation
Aids in weight loss
Combats fatigue
Improves hair, skin and nails
Improves memory
Increases immunity
Increases stamina
Inhibits cancer cell growth
May reduce risk of Alzheimer
May reduce risk of cancer
May reduce risk of diabetes
May reduce risk of heart disease
May reduce risk of hemorrhoids
Pain reliever
Protects skin from UV rays
Provides energy
Relieves constipation

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1 cup; Calories: 66; Fat: .3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 1mg; Carbs: 16g; Fiber: 7g; Sugars: 9g; Protein: 1.4g; Potassium: 5%DV; Vitamin A: 1%DV; Vitamin C: 6%DV; Calcium: 3%DV; Iron: 6%DV

Did You Know?

  • A boysenberry is a cross between a European Raspberry and a Common Blackberry.
  • Boyseberries are a rich source of antioxidants which maintain healthy brain cells and protect against brain aging.
  • Opt for fresh or unsweetened frozen boysenberries because they don't contain added sugar.
  • These can be a great snack option for those who want to supplement their protein intake.
  • Complimentary pairings include coconuts, apricots, peaches, honey, rose, citrus, strawberries, raisins, hazelnut and hazelnut oil, exotic fruits, cardamon, cinnamon, mascarpone, fresh young cheeses, chicken, pork,  and chocolate.

Ways to Eat:

  • Fresh
  • Frozen
  • Canned
  • Smoothie
  • Spread

Farming Trivia:

  • Although the exact origins are unclear, the most definite records of the boysenberry trace the plant back to Rudolph Boysen, the man the berries were named for.
  • Boysenberries grow on low, trailing plants and are characterized by their soft texture, thin skins, and sweet-tart flavor.
  • Choose boysenberries that are shiny, plump and firm. Avoid berries that are bruised and leaking!
  • Boysenberries grow as trailing vines throughout the Western Coast of the United States and they have been naturalized in Northern New Zealand, where the fruit is grown for commercial export more than anywhere else in the world.
  • Boysenberry bushes only bear fruit during the summer months and cannot tolerate soil that freezes.

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.