Boysenberry, did you know its a cross between a pacific blackberry and raspberry read on for more

This lesser known berry has some intriguing health properties that are just starting to be appreciated by the general public. What are the health benefits of boysenberries and why should you consider adding them to your diet. The purple-blue berry known as the boysenberry is actually a cross between a Pacific blackberry and a raspberry.

Wellness

Along with other berries, they are powerful antioxidants . Boysenberries contain ellagic acid, a compound known for its potent anticarcinogen, antiviral and antibacterial properties. Boysenberries also boast a high ratio of free ellagic acid to total ellagitannins, which makes it easier for your body to digest the ellagic acid. Boysenberries out-rank marionberries and evergreen blackberries in ellagic acid, as well as in the other important nutritional compounds, some other health benefits include

Brain health boysenberries are a rich source of anthocyanins, natural antioxidants which help to maintain healthy brain cells and protect against oxidative damage that leads to brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease. They also appear to play a role in boosting memory

Anti-inflammatory and cancer inhibitory properties in preliminary studies, and may be particularly effective against tumors of the colon and esophagus,  throat, vocal cords, esophagus, stomach, colon and lung due to high vitiman c content

cholesterol Boysenberries are a cholesterol free food which is good news for people trying to reduce their levels, high cholesterol leads to a high risk of heart disease and stroke

Antioxidant properties are very high as with other berries due to anthocyanins which act as antioxidants to repair damage caused by free radicals. Anthocyanins give boysenberries their deep color. Boysenberries provide almost twice the antioxidant protection from free radicals

Weight loss

Low calories Boysenberries are a fat-free fruit treat that are low in calories. At only sixty-six calories per cup

Fibre One cup serving has seven grams of soluble fiber which helps to food move quickly through the digestive process

Beauty

Collagen  Boysenberries include vitamin C, calcium and dietary fiber. Vitamin C is important to the development of collagen in bones, muscles, cartilage and blood vessels. Calcium gives you strong teeth and bones, and also plays a role in maintaining healthy circulatory

Cooking

Boysenberries are a tasty addition to breakfast cereal or cup of yogurt

A Savvy addition to salads, sauces and dressings

Infuse in a little moscato and top with a dop of marscapone for a delectable summer dessert

Their slightly tangy taste can be enjoyed fresh by the handful or made into jams, jellies, syrups, sauces, and pie fillings.

Great in smoothies or a guilt free snack

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