Nutrients Glossary

Acai

The açaí fruit has become far more popular in recent years, due primarily to its promotion as a weight loss and health supplement. Unlike many of the other berries on this list, it’s normally not consumed fresh or raw. This is because the açaí palm trees are native to the [...]

Barberry

Due to the high amount of Vitamin C and citric acid, barberries have a lot of health benefits. It has an alkaloid, berberine, which has antibacterial properties to add to the health advantages. Barberries are also antifungal and anti-inflammatory, providing a lot of beneficial support to the body’s different systems [...]

Bay Berries

Bay berries come from an evergreen shrub, which is usual with many other berries that are grown on deciduous trees or shrubs. The berries look similar to blackberries, although with many more tiny juice-filled nodes covering the berry’s surface. The flavor is both sweet and tart. Unlike blackberries or raspberries, [...]

Black Chokeberries

While low in fat and calories, the black chokeberry is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and phytonutrients. It’s actually one of the healthiest known berries to eat, based on its extremely high nutritional content. The plant is a very hardy deciduous shrub that thrives in throughout the Midwest year round, although [...]

Blueberries

Popularly known as a rich source of antioxidants, blueberries are one of the most nutritionally beneficial fruits available. In fact, they have one of the highest antioxidant capacities, and organically grown blueberries have the maximum antioxidant capacity. Most Blueberries are native to North America, but some varieties are native to [...]

Cloudberries

Sweet, tart and bright orange, cloudberries are a raspberry-like fruit that is native to the Arctic and subarctic regions of the world. Other common names for the berry include bakeapple, knotberry, and low-bush salmonberry (which is different from a true salmonberry). Since they are not grown commercially and must be [...]

Crowberries

Typically, crowberries are about the size of blueberries and are either black or purple-black when ripe. They taste acidic, with a slightly bitter flavor, and have lots of important vitamins and minerals. Crowberries grow in colder climates such as Alaska and Northern Europe, and evolutionary biologists attribute the significant geographic [...]

Elderberries

The elderberry is in the honeysuckle family, and the cooked berries offer a long list of health benefits. Ripe elderberries range in color between black, blue-black and red. The black and blue-black berry varietals are more common in the Northern Hemisphere, although some (more commonly red) varietals grow in the [...]

Goji Berries

The goji berry, also known as the wolfberry, is a superfruit and offers significant nutrient value. The berries are rich in key vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A, zinc, iron, fiber and antioxidants, as well as eight essential amino acids. Goji berries are also an excellent source [...]

Sea Buckthorn Berries

Sea buckthorn berries are grown on a shrub, which is native to a wide area in Europe and Asia. The plant thrives in environments where other plants don’t grow, such as sea coasts and semidesert areas. While edible, the sea buckthorn berries are sour and astringent, and not very pleasant [...]

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