Types of Berries and table of content 🫐🫐

Table Of Content

Berries are any of the small, soft, and fleshy fruits that may have several seeds, but no stone or pit. With more than 400 different edible varieties out there, berries occur in a range of bright colors. Because of their juicy texture as well as sweet or sour taste, they are extensively used in jams, desserts, and spreads.

Although raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries have the word ‘berry’ in their names, they are not ‘true’ berries at all. They would rightly be called aggregate fruits, because they consist of numerous individual small fruits fused together. On the other hand, pomegranates, avocados, kiwis, tomatoes, and even bananas, are actually botanically considered berries with their multiple tiny seeds. Juniper berries are another exception, as they are actually seed cones, and not true berries, of different juniper trees.

The following list includes all the best-known berry types, as well as fruits that are commonly referred to as ‘berries’.

Types of ‘Berries’ Commonly Available in Grocery Stores

1. Blueberry

Blueberry

These are dark sky-colored berries known for their sweet, tangy taste and juicy texture. Since they contain high amounts of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, the blueberries promote digestion and weight loss and possess anti-aging properties. They are typically used in muffins, pancakes, and coconut popsicles.

Calories (Per 100 grams): 57

2. Raspberry

Raspberry

Their vibrant red color, delightful sweet taste, and delicate texture make them a people’s favorite. Raspberries are packed with vitamin C, helping in reducing wrinkles and boosting immunity. While they are widely used in candies, baked foods, and chocolate treats like brownies, they are equally tasty when eaten fresh.

Calories (Per 100 grams): 53

3. Strawberry

Strawberry

These red berry-like fruits, having a seedy, juicy texture and deliciously sweet taste, are one of the most common summer fruits available in the market. Because of the high levels of vitamin C, they help improve your eye health and boost immunity. Of course, you can eat them fresh as a dessert; they are also put into jams and smoothies.

Calories (Per 100 grams): 33

4. Cranberry

Cranberry

These dark-red berries, native to Canada and the US, are known for their intense tart taste. They are rich in vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, and they help fight urinary tract infections as well as promote healthy gums. Cranberries are commonly served on Thanksgiving day and used in sauces, juices, supplements, and pancakes.

Calories (Per 100 grams): 46

5. Blackberry

Blackberry

These are one of the most famous summer fruits out there, being loved for their sour-sweet taste and numerous health benefits. The dark-purple berry-like fruits help reduce inflammation and improve brain function. They are generally included as an ingredient in cobblers, jams, pies, and cheesecake galette.

Calories (Per 100 grams): 43

6. Boysenberry

Boysenberry

These are a hybrid variety produced from loganberries, dewberries, raspberries, and blackberries. They are dark reddish-purple fruits with a soft, juicy texture and sweet, floral taste. Boysenberries are often eaten raw or whipped up for use in jams, cobblers, and pies.

Calories (Per 100 grams): 43

7. Blackcurrant

Blackcurrant

These are small, glossy berries that are grown in northern Asia and northern Europe. Because of their sweet, earthy taste, they are eaten raw and also used for making syrups, juices, preserves, jams, and alcoholic beverages. They are good for your eye health and promote immunity.

Calories (Per 100 grams): 63

8. Redcurrant

Redcurrant

They are bright red edible berries grown in North America, Asia, and Europe. These fruits have the same level of sweetness as their blackcurrant relatives, but with a higher level of tartness. Redcurrants are served raw and can be used in jams, fruit soups, puddings, and salads.

Calories (Per 100 grams): 56

9. Goji Berry

Goji Berry

Also called wolfberry, these are exotic red berries that are commonly publicized as a superfood, which gives you a quick boost of energy. These are typically sold dried and have an intensely sweet taste combined with a slight bitterness. The goji berries are commonly used in teas, baked foods, and dark chocolate bars.

Calories (Per 100 grams): 349

10. Acai berry

Acai Berry

They are small berries that are dark purple and have a sour-sweet flavor with a chocolate aftertaste. The acai berries are an antioxidant powerhouse, promoting weight loss and heart health. These fruits are commonly included in breakfast bowls and make a great addition to smoothies.

Calories (Per 100 grams): 70

11. Mulberry

Mulberry

These berries look like a longer variety of blackberry or raspberry and come in different colors, including red, purple, black, and white. They are relatively sweet and have a hint of tartness, which makes them suitable for use in jams, pies, summer puddings, and yogurt

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