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
- Vitamins A, B complex, C, D, E and K
Health Benefits of Loganberries
Loganberries 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.
Loganberries are ready to be harvested when they are deep in reddish color and full of plumpness, which is usually towards the end of spring and beginning of summer. The berries are a bit tricky to pick because thorns surround them and green leaves. However, if you wear a pair of gardening gloves it can help make picking the loganberries a bit easier from the bushes. Once you have picked all the loganberries you can possible want you can take them inside and use them right away for making tasty berry treats, or you can freeze them until you are ready to use them.
Precautions with Loganberries
Those who are allergic to blackberries and red raspberries and have never had loganberries should take precautions before trying them. Loganberries do cause allergic reactions in some people. Loganberries are also known to cause weight gain so do not eat handfuls of them if you are trying to loose weight. Overall, loganberries are a safe and healthy nutritious berry snack to munch on when you are hungry throughout the late spring and summer months.