Encyclopedia of Health Benefits of Berries

 Loganberries
  19. Loganberries:


These are ruby-red, sweet, juicy berries that turn purple-red when ripe. They are used to prepare juices. Loganberries contain vitamin C, calcium, iron, potassium, fiber, and carbohydrates. Loganberries are a cross between red raspberries and blackberries. They are packed full of nourishing nutrients that help keep the body healthy and strong naturally.

You can use these berries to make tasty mouthwatering treats such as pies, jams, cobblers and salads. However, harvesting these berries when they are ready to be picked can be a bit tricky since they are surrounded by thorns.

Some of the most nourishing hybrid berries to snack on and make treats with are Loganberries. Loganberries were accidentally created when a man in California planted a blackberry bush next to a red raspberry bush and they pollinated together.

Appearance, Flavor and Texture


Loganberries are deep reddish in color and grow on thorny bushes with tons of oval shaped green leaves. The berries are slightly bigger than raspberries and blackberries and have plump fleshy textures to them. The flavor of the berries is sweet and tart, which makes them perfect for making jellies, jams, pies, smoothies, fruit salads and parfaits.

Nutrients in Loganberries

  • Calcium

  • Zinc

  • Fluoride

  • Iron

  • Manganese

  • Phosphorus

  • Sodium

  • Selenium

  • Magnesium

  • Copper

  • Potassium

  • Vitamins A, B complex, C, D, E and K

  • Fiber

  • Protein

  • Carbohydrates

  • Antioxidants

Health Benefits of Loganberries

LoganberriesLoganberries are some of the healthiest berries to snack on because they can help prevent common health conditions naturally such as constipation, colds, the flu, gout, stress, anxiety, fatigue and depression. The berries are even excellent to eat to help fight of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The antioxidants in loganberries can help prevent several types of cancers naturally as well such as skin, breast, colon, stomach, prostate and lung. Adding loganberries to your daily diet can even help slow down the signs of aging and keep your skin glowing and radiant due to all the vitamins and minerals in these delicious juicy berries. A diet full of wholesome, organic, ingredients can improve your health, as well as help the natural environment.

Loganberries may be eaten without preparation as well as used as an ingredient in jams, pies, crumbles, fruit syrups and country wines. Loganberries, in common with other blackberry/raspberry hybrids, can be used interchangeably with raspberries or blackberries in most recipes.

* A use common to Southern Ontario, Canada, and Western New York, USA, is Loganberry Juice. While the Loganberry is primarily harvested in the Western United States, growers there were unaware that a niche market existed for a Loganberry-derived drink to the east.

* According to local lore, the loganberry drink was developed by entrepreneurs in the late 1800s at Crystal Beach, a local summertime resort, and one time amusement park, in Southern Ontario.

* The drink continued to be served at the amusement park and is still produced there. The most popular commercial version is Aunt Rosie’s, which is commonly enjoyed in Western New York.


 

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Dated 12 March 2013